Regional Council endorses regional refresh

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has endorsed a refreshed regional development framework. Coined Bay of Connections 2.0, the new framework is designed... Read More

Fisher and Ryan lead Kiwi challenge in Poznan

On a jam-packed schedule on day two of the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup in Poznan, New Zealand advanced two boats to A Finals and a further... Read More

When the faithful swap faiths

They are the code hoppers, the rugby union defectors. And when the Papamoa Bulldogs rugby league team ran out against Turangawaewae in Ngaruawahia last... Read More

A sweet spoonful of honey

“Arguably we have invented the best product out there,” says Tauranga scientist Dr Shaun Holt. “Over and above what the entire pharmaceutical... Read More

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla to visit Mercury Bay

A flotilla of historic vessels will visit Mercury Bay in October as part of the Tuia Encounters 250 national commemoration. This year New Zealand marks... Read More

World Cup snub not the end for Jackson

Rugby referee Glen Jackson thought he had been through all the vagaries of selection upsets during his outstanding playing career. The 43-year-old former... Read More

Nine-year-old Rotorua boy found safe

10am Saturday May 25 update: Police have confirmed on Saturday morning that the Rotorua boy who was missing on Friday night has been found safe and... Read More

The stories of NZ’s kiwifruit pioneers

I couldn’t wait to read Elaine Fisher’s new book ‘Seeds of Success - the Stories of New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Pioneers’.... Read More

Farmers gather in Rotorua for DairyNZ forum

As thousands of schoolchildren held nationwide strikes to demand action on climate change, 200 dairy farmers gathered in Rotorua to hear the latest science... Read More

Texas Chicken launches home delivery in Rotorua

Texas Chicken has launched home delivery in Rotorua. Texas Chicken has partnered with Deliver Eats, a Rotorua food delivery company, to get its famous... Read More

No extensions for landlords who don’t comply

Landlords have just over one month to ensure their rental properties meet the 2016 insulation requirements or face exemplary damages of up to $4000,... Read More

War book given to Rotorua Mayor

A book commemorating Rotorua enlistment in World War l has been presented to Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick. The book, ‘Rotorua’s Roll of... Read More

Kiwis fire on opening day in Poznan

Paracanoeist Scott Martlew led the Kiwi challenge with pride on day one of the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup in Poznan by impressively advancing... Read More

Evolve Rotorua: ‘time for a new voice in town’

“Shaping Rotorua’s Future” is the tag-line of Evolve Rotorua, a new group created this week by a number of prominent and emerging local... Read More

Te Puke to host NZ Under 20s on path to world cup

The Kiwifruit Capital of Aotearoa gets a taste of top quality rugby this Tuesday evening, as it hosts the New Zealand Under 20s at Murray Salt Stadium... Read More