Local youth programme granted $90k

A programme designed to inspire local youth - the Aspiration Rotorua/Rangatahi PATH Planning programme - has been granted $90,000 from the Rotorua Trust... Read More

New app to detect plants at risk from myrtle rust

People keen to support the fight against the fungal disease myrtle rust, which threatens many of Aotearoa-New Zealand’s native trees, shrubs and... Read More

Surge in BOP electric vehicle registration

The number of light electric vehicles registered in the Bay of Plenty region continues to grow with 647 on the roads at the end of 2019. The latest... Read More

Record number of people waiting for social housing

The social housing waitlist has hit a record high, with nearly 22,000 applicants on the register. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD)'s... Read More

Shepherd‘s delight in maiden first-class century

Batting at nine for West Indies A, a breezy 133 off 154 balls from Romario Shepherd has steered West Indies A out of a pile of trouble and into a good... Read More

Top result for Canopy Tours pest control work

Years of dedicated pest control by Rotorua Canopy Tours is paying off in nearby forests with residents in Mamaku and Paradise Valley reporting increased... Read More

Rotorua works scheduled to start on Sunday

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising of multiple active worksites on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua... Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The Ministry of Health is reporting that there are no new... Read More

Minister urges patience over vaccine rollout

The Minister for COVID-19 Response says patience is required over the roll-out of New Zealand's first COVID-19 vaccines, but that the government... Read More

Second season opener welcomed by anglers

Anglers from as far away as Whangarei made the most of the trout seasons ‘second opening’ on December 1. The upstream portion of several... Read More

Operation Cincinnati: 12 more people arrested

Police have arrested 12 people, including senior leaders of the Comancheros and Rebels gangs, as part of an operation targeting the importation, manufacture... Read More

Powerball and Strike roll over

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $7.3 million up for grabs on Saturday. Powerball was not struck... Read More

New top tax rate for income earned over $180,000

The Government is putting in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. “This will only affect the top two per cent... Read More

‘Dumbfounded’ dismay at kowhai tree removal

Jennifer Sandison scrimped, saved and "sacrificed a lot" to get on the property ladder. When she finally found her home, she fell in love... Read More

Public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The... Read More