Story: City history and people

Rotorua becomes a city

Becoming a city was a cause for civic celebration, because it confirmed a settlement was now an important player in the urban hierarchy. This clip shows Rotorua’s mayor proclaim his town New Zealand’s 17th city in 1962.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 136. National Film Unit, 1963

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - New cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/23531/rotorua-becomes-a-city (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010