Businesses wary of proposed Marguerita St changes

A key connector street in Rotorua could close to through-traffic, and some say it’s a “completely absurd” proposal that will negatively... Read More

$13.6 million up for grabs this weekend

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $13.6 million up for grabs on Saturday night. Powerball was not... Read More

Tonnes of kiwifruit donated to local communities

  One hundred tonnes of locally-grown kiwifruit is being distributed by the industry to food rescue organisations around the country this season.   Zespri... Read More

City revitalisation strategy to be considered

A 30km/h CBD speed limit, the pedestrianisation of Tutanekai St and the removal of the green corridor cycleway are to be considered as part of Rotorua’s... Read More

Top hotdog in the NZ Vegan Sausage Awards

Howler Hotdogs has taken out the top hotdog award in the New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards. The New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards honour the best in Kiwi... Read More

No big wins at almost half of all NZ Lotto outlets

  Almost half of the country's 1570 Lotto retailers have never sold a Division One Lotto, Strike or Powerball winning ticket, according to... Read More

Rotorua fine dining‘s post-lockdown niche

A Rotorua 5-star luxury lodge is opening up its dining room offering a new a la carte menu as it looks to reinvent itself post-Covid-19. Peppers on... Read More

Fashion event highlights Maori designers 

Fashion show Te Wero has not let Covid-19 keep it down with the red carpet ready to be rolled out in August.  The fashion runway event, originally... Read More

Housing strategy planned for Rotorua

Thousands of new homes could be built in Rotorua as a result of a proposed new strategy for housing in the city. The draft strategy, created by the... Read More

Accessible Day Out library launched

With New Zealand’s tourism industry set to thrive following COVID-19 restrictions, it’s never been more important for Bay of Plenty attractions,... Read More

Cycle challenge to boost Taupo‘s economy

Following the government’s announcement of a move back to Level 1 and its relaxation of restrictions on gatherings and social distancing, the team... Read More

Rotorua Lotto player wins $166k

A Rotorua Lotto player is one of six people around the country celebrating a win this morning. The winners will be taking home $166,667 after winning... Read More

Possible Marguerita St closure up for consultation

Rotorua's council will consult the public over a plan that could see Marguerita St closed to through traffic due to safety concerns. The Rotorua... Read More

Free parking petition fails at final hurdle

A Rotorua business owner who launched a petition asking the council to introduce free parking in the CBD says she's disappointed the petition failed... Read More

Pukuatua St parking building revamped 

Rotorua's CBD parking building has undergone some improvements to provide users with an easier, more modern and cost-effective experience, according... Read More