The Rotorua District Council is to smoke test sewers as part of an improvement programme to reduce the amount of stormwater unnecessarily entering the district's sewer system and being treated.
A farm hand accused of stealing four farm bikes from two Ngakuru farms last month appeared in the Rotorua District Court today.
Police acted "unlawfully, unjustifiably and unreasonably" in establishing road blocks, and detaining and searching people during the Urewera raids six years ago, the police watchdog says.
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District councillor Mike McVicker has blasted the council's draft... more
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At-fault drivers are being held to account by the New Zealand Transport Agency, with invoices for damage caused to Rotorua roads totalling more than $40,000 so far this year.
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Youngsters took to the rugby fields on Saturday...
Positions for school boards of trustees closed this week. Around the country, schools will be hoping they have sufficient numbers of interested parents coming forward to take on the role of trustee.
Te Arawa hapu protesting the proposed Rotorua Eastern Arterial have drawn their own line in the sand, marking their territory with three carved pouwhenua along the proposed route.
Dedication and a commitment to working with Maori has seen a local woman promoted to partner in a Rotorua accounting practice.
Up-and-coming Whakatane paddler Ash Roozendaal (Ngati Awa) has taken out the W1 12km Junior Boys U16 national waka ama title.
The drink-driver who ploughed into three parked cars and two pedestrians, seriously injuring one of them, at a Rotorua market has until July 10 to come up with a better explanation for her horrifying actions on that day.
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All the drama expected on Pennants finals day came to fruition at Rotorua's Arikikapakapa course on Sunday.Join the conversation
Rotorua is once again hosting the Blues Festival over Queen's... more
21.05.13: Following extensive fundraising efforts and generous... more
20.05.17: Rotorua’s world-renowned mountain bike trails have won... more
19.05.13: Rotorua Visitor Centre & i-SITE has achieved a near... more
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A Far North couple fatally shot at their home will be buried together but their families are yet to decide where. A family member from Kaitaia, who did not wish to be named, said they expected to have the bodies of Ivan and Carmen Maheno back at Te Paatu Marae in Pamapuria today. Mother-of-two Carmen, 38, died about 10.30pm in Whangarei Hospital on Sunday after being shot in her Fairburn home, 15km east of Kaitaia, that day. Her husband, Ivan, 44, was also fatally shot in the same incident. His body was removed from the house about 2pm on Monday, after family had gathered. Ivan and Carmen married…
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