The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme had a stand at the Rotorua Daily Post Home & Leisure Show and ran a prize draw for locals to go in to win a GoPro Hero Action Camera. Many stories and photos of the beautiful lakes in the region and the people who love them were submitted.
Congratulations to Manaia Witoko who is the winner of the #loveourlakes Competition.
Manaia is a Year 11 student from Rotorua Girls High School. Her favourite lake is Lake Tikitapu, affectionately known as the Blue Lake. She shared a memory she has of Tikitapu from when she was younger and how her dad would fill the bottle with rocks for her to swim and find. She still enjoys going there now, in the warmer months of course.
Thank you to everyone who entered, we loved reading your stories and the photos you shared.