200kgs of meth seized in police raids

    Three people have been arrested and more than 200kgs of methamphetamine has been seized in the Waikato following an investigation by... Read More

Art manifested from background of violent assault

  Barbara Bew is holding her first art exhibition in Rotorua in December this year.   A premiere exhibition is not unusual. And proceeds... Read More

Spring Equinox is this Monday at 7:50pm

The Spring Equinox is this Monday in New Zealand and it's the tipping point where we can officially say the days will now be longer than the nights. While... Read More

Charges laid after Rotorua fatal crash

  A 38-year-old man has been charged following a bus crash which killed five people.   Police have charged the man with careless use of... Read More

Mural of Aunty Bea to be unveiled on Sunday

An intimate ceremony to unveil a large wall mural of the late Aunty Bea will be held this Sunday with her whanau. Beatrice Yates (nee Grant) passed... Read More

Rotorua children learning to develop empathy

In a world where empathy is becoming endangered and we are becoming increasingly disconnected, the Roots of Empathy programme is connecting Rotorua children... Read More

Govt preparing to introduce vaping regulation bill

The director-general of health says there's mounting concern about vaping products around the world, as the government here considers banning flavouring... Read More

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust list grows

A retired Rotorua district councillor and two local businessmen have added their names to the list of aspirants for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The... Read More

21 firefighters graduate from BOP centre

A champion triathlete, former rugby league star and a "cow cocky" are among the 21 firefighter recruits who graduated from Fire and Emergency’s... Read More

Kawerau WoodFest celebrates history

  Some towns try to hide their industrial origins when visitors come calling; they don’t recognise that those very origins can be used to... Read More

Tradies the “unsung heroes” in medical outcomes

The winner of New Zealand’s most deserving tradie will be announced by Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on National Tradies Day tomorrow. International... Read More

Warmer than average days, cooler nights

Some parts of NZ will again be several degrees above average today for this time of year - but the nights are helping balance the books. As high pressure... Read More

The season of the white tail spider

While most of us are preparing to head outside as the weather warms up, one Kiwi visitor is scurrying to head indoors.  'Tis the season... Read More

Homeless view rebuked in Rotorua

  A hastily arranged council and mayoral candidates meeting in Rotorua drew strident cries to what is termed Rotorua's “rubbish”... Read More

Aunt Bea pictured on shop wall

The late Beatrice Yates was chosen as the Te Arawa subject of a large city shop painting in Rotorua. The secret of a Te Arawa ‘hero’ revealed... Read More