Police open 34 child-safety cases a day

The number of investigations opened by police relating to child safety has continued to rise in the last four years.  The figures released under... Read More

BOP kid has motocross in his veins

An eight-year-old that was born to ride has taken out a national title. Arama Te Whetu won the New Zealand Mini Motocross Nationals in the seven-to-eight-year-old... 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

Reduced parking down Long Mile Road

Motorists are being warned of reduced parking down Long Mile Road. "If you’ve been down Long Mile Road recently you will have noticed that... Read More

Karakia launches $40m lakefront development

    Before the weekend’s elections, approval was given for the redevelopment of Rotorua’s Lakefront. Today, two days after her... Read More

Italy honours Maori Battalion soldier

    He has been described as “the last of the last”. But on Saturday, he rose to first among the last with a significant award... 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

Dear Boobs – a cancer survivors story

Breast cancer survivor Emily Searle will be sharing her experience with the disease at a presentation at the Rotorua Library. As part of Breast Cancer... Read More

Cheap avocado prices “unrealistic”

Remember the bad old days of the $11 avocado? That was back in May. The passage of the seasons has subsequently done wonderful things for deprived palates,... Read More

Crash on SH36 Oropi

Update 6:18pm: Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of SH36 and Mangatoi Road, Oropi. A police spokesperson says,... Read More

Artist sticks it to the Don

  It was an artist making an ethical statement. But he chose perhaps the most divisive and polarising subject matter of our time to make his point.... Read More

Cars and bikes seized in drug raids

Four people are facing charges following the completion of a three-month-long investigation targeting the sale and supply of illicit drugs. Bay... Read More

OPINION: Rotorua to host Mitre 10 Cup semi-final

Rotorua International Stadium is set to host the Steamers as they play their Mitre 10 Cup Championship semi-final on Friday night. By finishing top... Read More

Northern low to bring patches of gales and rain

A low from the sub-tropics is deepening quickly today as it moves into the upper North Island. Following a calm weekend, easterly quarter winds are... Read More

Two car crash blocking SH33

UPDATED 7.36AM: Emergency services are responding to a report of a crash on SH33 in Okere Falls. "The two-car crash occurred in the main village... Read More