Water shortage for Rotorua

The Rotorua area is moving to level one of a water shortage event as Ngongotahā Stream reaches its lowest recorded flow since records began in 1975. Bay... Read More

New $40M lakefront a hit for out-of-towners

Out-of-towners are flocking to the new Rotorua lakefront playground, and it’s proving to be a hit. The $40m lakefront redevelopment project,... Read More

More Kiwis buying non-alcoholic beer

New research into New Zealanders' beer buying habits shows a huge rise in the popularity of low- and no-alcohol beer. Sales of low-alcohol beer... Read More

Police urge people to be safe this New Year

Police will be on the road and in communities making sure people having fun this New Year are also keeping themselves, friends, and whānau safe by not... Read More

Pets are for life not Christmas presents

A new puppy or kitten might seem like the purr-fect Christmas present, but people need to consider the long-term needs of their loveable new gift. “Adopting... Read More

Te Puke turns into Christmas Town

Te Puke Primary School are the winners of this year’s Seeka Te Puke Christmas Town. Traditionally, the Te Puke Christmas Float Parade is held... Read More

Acorn Foundation announces FAME winner

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School has selected Maurea Perez-Varea as its first FAME Trust Emerging Practitioner award winner. The FAME Trust, in... Read More

Law firm on board for Rena documentary

Presented with the unique opportunity to help sponsor a documentary about the Rena disaster, Holland Beckett Law have been quick to come aboard. “This... Read More

Mobile milkbar helps young pups thrive

Keeping the kids well fed, nourished, warm and safe is just as important in the canine world as it is for human new mums. So when Guide Dog poodle Zoe... Read More

Three Lotto players win $333,333

Three lucky Lotto players from Rotorua, Lower Hutt and Wellington will be celebrating a mid-week windfall after each winning $333,333 with Lotto... Read More

Are you flourishing during lockdown?

Now is the time to dig into our mental reserves as we drop from Alert Level 4 to 3, and continue to get into and develop some good habits around emotional... Read More

Retail sales remain buoyant in June quarter

Stats NZ is reporting an increase in retail sales volume for the June quarter. After adjusting for price and seasonal effects, the total retail sales... Read More

Introducing the cats of New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police have a real fondness for their four-legged crime fighters. “However, floof of the feline kind don't always make headlines... Read More

Black cranes and monster stories

Tauranga author Lee Murray is now a two-time Bram Stoker award winner and monster lover, yet she is still scared of the dark. In a New Zealand first,... Read More

Police union considers protest action over pay

Police officers are considering protest action after negotiations over a new pay agreement hit a brick wall. Police Association president Chris Cahill... Read More