Former ONE News weatherman Tamati Coffey is set to bring a piece of Auckland to Rotorua, opening a new bar to be known as 'Ponsonby Rd'.
Mr Coffey and his partner, Tim Smith, told the Rotorua Post they were committed to living and working in Rotorua after Mr Coffey missed out on winning the Rotorua electorate seat in September's general election.
The pair are set to open their new venture named 'Ponsonby Rd' in Eat Street by early March.
"We want to bring some Auckland style to Rotorua with live jazz music in a stylish upmarket setting," Mr Coffey told the Rotorua Post.
"We felt there was a gap in the market on Eat Street, something that's really slick and stylish, somewhere you can show off to your friends and get dressed up for pre or post-dinner drinks."