Calls for stricter porn filters to protect kids

Children are watching pornography to understand sex and that'a huge concern, Chief Censor David Shanks says. Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin... Read More

St John welcome paramedic registration

New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). A move that is being welcomed by St John. The... Read More

Govt extends five-year limits on licences

  The government is giving a two year extension to those with learner and restricted drivers licences that are due to expire soon.   Under... Read More

More progress on cancer medicines, says Labour

PHARMAC’s decision to fund a new leukaemia treatment means three new cancer medicines have now been funded so far this year, Health Minister David... Read More

Irony and pleasure at new forest service site

    In 1987, a young Shane Jones accompanied two senior Labour government ministers to Rotorua to sell off the New Zealand Forestry Service. Today,... Read More

New Rotorua Forestry Hub for Te Uru Rākau

The Government has committed to a strong regional presence for Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand), with the construction of a new Forestry Hub in Rotorua... Read More

Pharmacists to deliver MMR vaccinations

Trained pharmacist vaccinators in 450 pharmacies across New Zealand will soon be able to deliver MMR vaccinations to people aged 16 and over. Associate... Read More

NZ economy strong amid global headwinds

New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy. The IMF’s latest... Read More

Rotorua’s new political star

    Dennis Curtis, the last of four mayoral candidates to furnish his nomination, added to an animated campaign in Rotorua. Though he polled... Read More

Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Nineteen-year-old wins Rotorua council seat

Last year Fisher Wang, aged 19, was a student at John Paul College; on Saturday he mastered in politics, winning a seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Rotorua... Read More

Road user bill hikes after road safety failures

Road users are set to foot the bill for improved safety inspections, after years of patchy oversight and dodgy warrants of fitness. The government said... Read More

Govt levels electricity playing field

Consumers will benefit from changes to the electricity market that will see a level playing field for smaller independent retailers. Minister Megan... Read More

Congested field for trustee seats

A total of 30 candidates will contest six positions for the 2019 Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elections in November. Nominations closed today. The... Read More

Firearms collection events in Rotorua

Police are encouraging firearms holders in Rotorua not to leave it to the last moment and to hand in their prohibited firearm/s and part/s at collection... Read More