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

Festival at Rotorua’s Waitangi Day

Ohinemutu is set to host Rotorua’s official Waitangi Day event next year. A line-up of live music, kai, stalls and activities to keep the whole... Read More

Centenarian John Bond dies

John Bond was a 100-year fixture in the Rotorua community. He died in Thames on Thursday, aged 103. After he turned 101, John, a tenor, was still... Read More

Museum on main street

  With Rotorua CBD retailers lamenting empty shops, the northern village of Ngongotaha has found one way of keeping its doors open.   It... Read More

New chums make charitable trust

Two new trustees have been voted in to join four re-elected trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years.   But there... Read More

First stage of lakefront construction underway

Stage one of the lakefront redevelopment has started well with contractors already making great progress. The temporary pathway between the lakefront... Read More

Roger Gordon from Rotorua to Cambridge

In the annals of ‘where are they now?’ Rotorua folk may like to know the imposing frame of Roger Gordon is casting even longer shadows in... Read More

New Year’s celebrations to go off with a bang

Rotorua is gearing up for a busy festive season, and Rotorua GLO Festival is planning to send off 2019 with a double bang at this free community event. The... Read More

BOP Lotto player scoops $150,000

A Bay of Plenty Lotto player will be smiling today after winning $150,000. The player is one of two to take home a share of Strike Four from Lotto's... Read More