Caremongering encouraged in Rotorua

Rotorua locals in lockdown have a new place they can visit to share information and ask for help online – Caremongering Rotorua. In less than... Read More

Designer takes fellow countryfolk on Treewalk

A German delegation have joined a growing list of illustrious visitors to the Redwoods Treewalk. There have been some famous names strolling between... Read More

$14m funding for Village roundabout redesign

  A decision to allocate $14million to ease congestion at the Ngongotaha roundabout has drawn relief from Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.   Regional... Read More

Memories on store at village

With a brief flourish, the latest shop with a nod to the past while looking to future generations was officially opened at Ngongotaha this week. Ngongotaha... Read More

Concert should be a cracker despite doubts

Rotorua Lakeside Concert’s annual concert at the end of the month will go ahead – but there are concerns whether it will be the cracker of... Read More

Rollicking Waitangi Day in Rotorua

Waitangi Day in Rotorua at Ohinemutu Village was an oasis of fun and frivolity. The day was one of uniform amity, food kiosks of food representing many... Read More

Radio station dials in youth

A new youth radio station in Rotorua has been set up to provide a platform for youth voice and expression to also enable employability and technical... Read More

Reynold takes issue but at peace with the world

The new political year exploded this recently with the Rotorua Lakes Council handling of code of conduct matter against new councillor Reynold Macpherson. Reynold,... Read More

Stitched-up seamstress wins $30k pay ruling

A seamstress who claimed she was stitched up by her employer is set to get an almost $30,000 payout after taking her case to the Employment Relations... Read More

Rotorua servicemen make New Year Honours list

A Rotorua man who has been integral in the Rural Fire Service for the last decade has been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Paul... Read More

Security tight for Rotorua New Years‘ Eve festival

Security for the annual Rotorua New Year festival on Tuesday, December 31, has been tightened. The Rotorua GLO Festival 2019 entertainment event will... Read More

Grand Piano Gifted to John Paul College

With alterations well underway in the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - SHMPAC, the destiny of four grand pianos has been decided. One, a... Read More

Pain eases through art

A Rotorua nurse who was beaten within an inch of her life and recovered to repay kindnesses with her art has raised over $1350 for charity. Local businesses... Read More

‘Ambassadors’ to patrol free camp sites

Rotorua i-Site staff members have been assigned as camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district. But it seems the ambassadors will... Read More

Beach goers urged to stay safe this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging beach-goers to heed their safety advice this summer, otherwise it could be a tragic Christmas for their families. The... Read More