This week's newsmaker is Rotorua District Councillor Mike McVicker, who this week said the council debt was too high and jobs needed to be cut.
Rotorua police are urging concerned parents against taking vigilante action as they try to identify a man suspected of approaching children.
Rotorua's Temuera Morrison has helped launch a new anti-bullying programme at his old school.
Despite what some people might think, our mayor and the district... more
They've only been together about a week, but Rotorua dance crew... more
A Rotorua couple has come to the rescue of a family who had a bike... more
This year's Supper Club fundraiser has been another record-breaker. more
Rotorua's charity for the homeless will reap the gains of at least... more
Man sentenced nearly 4 years after arrest more
More than 250 nominations have been received for the 2013 Rotorua Hospitality Awards, with judges now facing the task of whitling them down into just three finalists in each category.
The Supper Club fundraiser for the Ronald...
Smokefreerockquest heats at Rotorua's Convention...
Rotorua Rippa Rugby Mini World Cup at Westbrook...
Hundreds turned out for the opening of the Koutu...
The relevance of the Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities is being questioned and authority members have called a meeting to discuss its future.
A Te Arawa commercial leader will remain chairman of its river trust, despite resigning from another high-profile position after a court found he took valuable land from his grandmother.
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.
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Business confidence amongst northern region firms is on the rise - despite some Rotorua firms having trouble finding suitable staff.Join the conversation
Rotorua's two premier sides are in action this weekend, with the pick of the round swinging the way of Ngongotaha and Taupo.Join the conversation
26.05.13: Popular Kiwi singer, Stan Walker, will kick off his World... more
25.05.13: A vacant local shop in the CBD is to be converted into a... more
24.05.13: Rotorua District Council's newly implemented programme of... more
23.05.13: As part of an improvement programme to reduce the amount of... more
Rotorua is once again hosting the Blues Festival over Queen's... more
21.05.13: Following extensive fundraising efforts and generous... more
Latu Paasi wiped away tears as she watched the unveiling of her husband and son's headstone yesterday - the first anniversary of their death in a boating tragedy. Buried together at Onehunga's Waikaraka Cemetery, So'saia Paasi, 45, and his son Tino, 7, drowned nearby after their dinghy capsized during a family outing on the Manukau Harbour. Three other members of the family also on board the dinghy - So'saia Junior Paasi, now 3, his brother Komani, 11, and cousin Tom Paasi, 10 - survived. In an emotional reunion at the service, Latu Paasi met the man who saved her youngest son from drowning…
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