Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Fenton Street, Rotorua

Fenton Street, Rotorua

Where once a resort like Rotorua was reached by train, and was mostly the preserve of the affluent, the spread of car ownership and improved roads brought increasing numbers of middle-income holidaymakers. They stayed in one of the many motels lining Fenton Street – seen here probably in the 1980s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1986/5198/26

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015