NCEA fee cuts welcomed but principal still wary

Alarm bells and positives. That’s how Rotorua Boys’ High School principal Chris Grinter has reacted to the Government’s decision to... Read More

Creating a sustainable forestry sector in Rotorua

The Wellbeing Budget will enable further transformation of New Zealand’s forestry sector after the successful rollout of the Government’s... Read More

Cracking down on cowboy clampers

Clayton Mitchell is welcoming the proposed changes to cull out “predatory wheel clamping behaviour”. The Land Transport (Wheel Clamping)... Read More

Call for election fund clarity

    A call by a Rotorua political bloc to “invite anonymous” donations has been labelled hypocritical. A local councillor candidate... Read More

KiwiSaver nest eggs grow $5000 in three years

The median value of New Zealanders’ KiwiSaver nest eggs was $13,000 for the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ says today. This was a $5000 (62 per... Read More

Bill introduced for synthetics crackdown

Police will get stronger powers of search and seizure to crackdown on synthetic drugs under new legislation, which makes the two main synthetics (5F-ADB... Read More

Government calls time on ticket scalpers

The Government plans to stop the practice of ticket scalping. “Measures planned include a price cap on resale tickets, enforcing rules around... Read More

One dead after multiple vehicle crash on SH2

UPDATED: One person has died following a 'major' crash on State Highway 2. Emergency services received reports that a truck and car had collided... Read More

Improving the water quality of Lake Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on track with methods to improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua, according to a recent scientific review. The... Read More

Air NZ price drop good for tourism, says McClay

Air New Zealand’s fare reduction announcement should benefit Rotorua. The airline plans to drop fares by half in up to 40 on its domestic routes. The... Read More

Lifestyle block owners could be taxed

The Real Estate Institute is warning people with lifestyle blocks will be taxed, despite the Government’s Tax Working Group saying family homes... Read More

Call to declare seasonal worker shortage in BOP

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling for the Government to urgently declare a seasonal worker shortage in the region. He says it will allow work... Read More