Vege prices could rise by 60 per cent by 2043

Horticulture New Zealand is warning vegetable prices could increase by nearly 60 per cent by 2043, if central and local government policies that will... Read More

Mamaku bus service reinstated

A once-weekly return bus service is to start at Mamaku this month. The old sawmilling town has almost become a backwater in the Rotorua hinterland,... Read More

Community cost halved in centre update

The $22.5 million update of the construction of a community centre will cost Rotorua ratepayers $11.5m. This news was delivered in the first of several... Read More

Congested field for trustee seats

A total of 30 candidates will contest six positions for the 2019 Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elections in November. Nominations closed today. The... Read More

Young strike for climate in Rotorua

On a day of changing climates about 250 students marched to highlight climate change at Rotorua's Village Green today. The march was preceded by... Read More

Police seeking Anthony Thomas

Police are asking for the public’s help locating 49-year-old Warakii Thomas, known as Anthony, who has a warrant out for his arrest.  A police... Read More

New cops for the Bay of Plenty

The number of frontline Police officers has been boosted by 78 with the graduation of the latest recruit wing from the Royal New Zealand Police College. Police... Read More

RIFF announces $10k prize pitch competition

Experienced and emerging film makers will have the chance to win $10,000 this week at the Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival. Pitch-Slap is sponsored... Read More

Diesel spill along SH33, near Okere Falls

Police have received several reports of diesel that has split along the road on State Highway 33 this morning. A police spokesperson says they were... Read More

Battle of Arnhem commemorated

The small Rotorua Dutch community sat in silent tribute as the 75th Battle of Arnhem was commemorated in the Government Gardens on Friday. Unfolding... Read More

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust list grows

A retired Rotorua district councillor and two local businessmen have added their names to the list of aspirants for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The... Read More

Nau mai to the Māori Theatre Wānanga

Local jokesters, artists and Māori theatre enthusiasts are encouraged to get along to the Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival’s latest offering. The... Read More

Wall of memory for Bea Yates

    The memory of the late Beatrice Yates, a captivating figure in Rotorua, has been splendidly captured on a shop wall. In previous eras,... Read More

CBD in Rotorua ‘dying’

The number of homeless in Rotorua streets formed the impression Rotorua is dying, says prominent Rotorua hotelier Reg Hennessy. Reg was speaking during... Read More

Super HUGH-Man is coming to Rotorua

Fresh from top reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rutene Spooner is back in New Zealand and bringing his heroic show, Super HUGH-Man to town. Super... Read More