‘Ambassadors’ to patrol free camp sites

Rotorua i-Site staff members have been assigned as camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district. But it seems the ambassadors will... Read More

Beach goers urged to stay safe this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging beach-goers to heed their safety advice this summer, otherwise it could be a tragic Christmas for their families. The... Read More

Festival at Rotorua’s Waitangi Day

Ohinemutu is set to host Rotorua’s official Waitangi Day event next year. A line-up of live music, kai, stalls and activities to keep the whole... Read More

Centenarian John Bond dies

John Bond was a 100-year fixture in the Rotorua community. He died in Thames on Thursday, aged 103. After he turned 101, John, a tenor, was still... Read More

Museum on main street

  With Rotorua CBD retailers lamenting empty shops, the northern village of Ngongotaha has found one way of keeping its doors open.   It... Read More

New chums make charitable trust

Two new trustees have been voted in to join four re-elected trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years.   But there... Read More

First stage of lakefront construction underway

Stage one of the lakefront redevelopment has started well with contractors already making great progress. The temporary pathway between the lakefront... Read More

Roger Gordon from Rotorua to Cambridge

In the annals of ‘where are they now?’ Rotorua folk may like to know the imposing frame of Roger Gordon is casting even longer shadows in... Read More

New Year’s celebrations to go off with a bang

Rotorua is gearing up for a busy festive season, and Rotorua GLO Festival is planning to send off 2019 with a double bang at this free community event. The... Read More

BOP Lotto player scoops $150,000

A Bay of Plenty Lotto player will be smiling today after winning $150,000. The player is one of two to take home a share of Strike Four from Lotto's... Read More

2000 eggs hatched at National Kiwi Hatchery

The world’s leading kiwi hatchery has reached an exciting milestone, with the arrival of its 2000th kiwi chick since the first egg hatched onsite... Read More

75 years of McLeod‘s Booksellers in Rotorua

    Any town the size Rotorua which retains an independent book shop has to have something going for it. And McLeod’s Booksellers has... Read More

RECT plea to voters

With 9 days left, the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust is hoping for a last-minute crush of voters in its triennial elections. The trust has issued a... Read More

Rotorua marks 101st Armistice

Rotorua marked 101 years since the WW1 Armistice today. Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick fused today’s Remembrance Day 1918 with the Christchurch... Read More

Increased fireworks call outs “disappointing”

Firefighters responded to 88 fireworks-related calls on Guy Fawkes on Tuesday, an increase of more than 30 compared to last year. National advisor fire... Read More