Topic: T. Ray Woolliams

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1st Elected to the Borough Council in 1968, elected as Mayor 1977-1979

Son of Mr Les Woolliams who also served on the Borough Council, from 1947-1953.       Mr T. R. Woolliams was a past president of the Rotorua Businessmen's Association and former Vice-President of the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce. . He was president of the City of Rotorua Municipal Band, Chairman of the Club Service Committee for Rotorua Rotary Club, and a director of the Independent Growers Alliance. Mr Woolliams has also been president of the Rotorua Branch, New Zealand Institute of Elections.


Source : Daily Post, 9 Oct 1968.


Mr Woolliams also had the lease for Fairy Springs, Hell's Gate and Waimangu Thermal Valley.

Owned an IGA in Eruera Street and Foodlands Supermarket in Hinemoa Street.

Built Ann's Volcanic Motel in Malfroy Road for daughter Ann to run and bought another motel in Taupo.  See Daily Post 8/5/2018.

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T. Ray Woolliams

First Names:Thomas Raymond
Last Name:Woolliams