‘Very rare’ shrub found in Rotorua forest

A falling tree in a 1000 year old forest has revealed the existence of a rare shrub. The shrub, Pittosporum kirkii, is one of four endemic to New Zealand... Read More

Strong leadership for new Infrastructure board

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced the inaugural board for the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga. Speaking at the annual... Read More

Is this NZ‘s shortest cold snap of 2019?

NZ has had some short lived cold snaps this winter but the one coming in today and tonight is truly the shortest, says WeatherWatch.co.nz While both... Read More

Tributes for retiring Rotorua councillors

    Two retiring Rotorua councillors listened as mayor Steve Chadwick lauded their contribution to the community over many years. Charles... Read More

Oversized signs to be adjusted

  A hoarding advertising a Rotorua political bloc is considered too big and is to be adjusted to comply with local bylaws regarding sizes. The... Read More

Licensed premises to stay open for RWC2019

  The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby... Read More

BOP soldier to be farwelled with six-gun salute

On a tour of duty in Bosnia the 1990s, Jason Ducre and a fellow soldier drove headlong into a fierce cadre of Mujahideen guerrillas. The NZ Army pair... Read More

Rotorua‘s mountain bike trails among the best

Rotorua's mountain bike trail network at the Whakarewarewa Forest has been named among the six best in the world, according to the International... Read More

Stock fears at hill climb rally

  An objection has been lodged against a proposed temporary road closure for a motorsport event in the Rotorua Hinterland on Sunday, September... Read More

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, says Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Contempt... Read More

OPINION: The dud census and effects for Rotorua

The dud 2018 census revealed last week can damage Rotorua, writes Ian McLean, a former National Party Cabinet Minister. In the 2018 census the collection... Read More

Wanting a fair system for towing in Tauranga

A Tauranga towing company is calling for a fair roster system to tow vehicles from crash scenes. Tauranga Towing is located out in Te Puna and has been... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for BOP

Bay of Plenty residents are being told to watch out for heavy rain later today. The MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the region. There... Read More

Rotorua goes batty

The Sanatorium Reserve is being reinvigorated as part of the long term plan, but the discovery of native long-tailed bats using the reserve meant that... Read More

Windy and wet from Tuesday onwards

Wet and windy weather is forecast to move over the country this week. From today, MetService forecasts deteriorating weather as a front arrives from... Read More