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  1. a city on N central North Island, in New Zealand.
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Examples from the Web for rotorua

Historical Examples

  • The reader will be relieved to hear that I did not visit Rotorua.

    The Wanderings of a Spiritualist

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The Rotorua station was naturally the first to feel its effects.

  • At Rotorua the price given for half an acre had been £12 10s.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • The Arawas took charge of the widow and her children, and she was sent to Rotorua when the campaign was over.

  • It is the center of a rich field of lake and mountain scenery; from Rotorua as a base the pleasure-seeker makes excursions.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for rotorua


  1. a city in New Zealand, on N central North Island at the SW end of Lake Rotorua: centre of forestry; noted for volcanic activity. Pop: 67 800 (2004 est)
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