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WAI ORA'S NEW REFURBISHED ROOMS AND MOKOIA RESTAURANT

A significant amount of investment has been made to ensure the continued success of the Resort and the Mokoia Restaurant since its opening back in 2009. This recent renovation is proof to Wai Ora’s commitment to providing comfort and modern amenities and services to its guests.

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WAI ORA LAKESIDE SPA RESORT VOTED TOP HOTEL FOR 2013 ON TRIP ADVISOR

The Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice winners for 2013 were announced on Friday 18th of January 2013 with just one Rotorua Hotel being listed in the Travellers’ Choice TOP 25 HOTELS IN NEW ZEALAND category - the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort at Holden’s Bay, Rotorua.

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New Conference Room - Mihi Room

We now have 4 conference rooms on-site at Wai Ora Resort. The fully equipped "Mihi Room" is an ideal environment for business meetings, promotions and conference for up to 17 people.

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22 May, 2012 - Wai Ora Spa New Zealand "creme-de-la-creme" in World Luxury Spa AWards 2012

The Wai Ora Day Spa has been announced as the New Zealand winner across three categories of the 2012 World Luxury Spa awards and the finalist in the two remaining categories.

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6 March, 2012 - Mokoia Restaurant Ranks Number One

The award-winning Mokoia Restaurant has reached the top ranking on TripAdvisor.com as first among eighty restaurants in the Rotorua area with guests leaving glowing reviews and a 100% recommendation for a fine dining experience.

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January, 2012 - New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence

Here at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, home of the esteemed Mokoia Restaurant we are proud to announce that we have been awarded the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for the third consecutive year. The Excellence Awards are designed to acknowledge a consistently high standard of beef and lamb cuisine.

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8 May, 2011 - Mokoia Restaurant takes on wild Game Bird challenge

Hunters crouched expectant in Maimais hoping to bag a few game birds can dream of mouth watering dishes to follow if they take them to Mokoia Restaurant at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort which is involved in the 2011 Game Bird Food Festival for the first time. The Festival which involves specially selected restaurants throughout New Zealand encourages hunters to deliver their harvested and dressed game birds 24 – 48 hours before they want to dine and the game birds will be presented as signature dishes.

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18 April, 2011 - Wai Ora Spa wins two NZ categories in the World Luxury Spa Awards

Wai Ora Spa in Rotorua has won two New Zealand spa categories in the 2011 World Luxury Spa Awards. The cultural spa, located within Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, walked away with the country awards for New Zealand’s ‘Best Luxury Spa Group’ and the ‘Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa’.

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20 January, 2011 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice awards

The Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice awards announced today puts the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort in the Top 10 Hotels of its kind in the South Pacific- the only hotel featured from New Zealand in this catergory. Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort owners are ecstatic about the award which is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team. “It is great to know that we are voted highly among travelers and tourists visiting Rotorua. It puts our Resort and Rotorua as a destination on the map for potential visitors who may have not thought about visiting us in the past"

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17th January, 2011 - Mokoia Restaurant in Top 200 Nationwide

The Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort’s Mokoia Restaurant has been a recipient of the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Award for the second consecutive year- one of only 11 restaurants in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Regions. The Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards 2011 (previously known as the Beef and Lamb Hallmark Awards) recognize superb quality Beef and Lamb dishes cooked in fine dining restaurants nationwide. The award places Mokoia Restaurant in the top 200 Restaurants in the Country.

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October, 2008 - Official Opening of Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort by Prime Minister, John Key

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort was opened by the new Prime Minster of New Zealand, Mr John Key just one week before the national elections that swept the National Party to Government. John Key , then the leader of the National Party cut the ribbon to the entrance of the Resort to formally open the new $10 million complex in front of many invited local Rotorua tourism operators, respected elders of Ngati Rangiteaorere and parliamentarians. Mr Key enjoyed the opportunity to meet all invitees and struck up an instant connection with the many tourism operators present.

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