Police on the hunt for fleeing vehicle

Enquiries are ongoing to locate the occupants of a vehicle which fled from police in Rotorua this morning. A pursuit was initiated when police attempted... Read More

Delays expected as Iron Man rolls into town

People who plan to travel between Rotorua and Rotoma using State Highway 30 this weekend are being warned to expect delays. The Rotorua Iron Man will... Read More

Body armour for specialist police vehicles

New Zealand Police has taken delivery of three Armoured Special Purpose Vehicles.  The vehicles are unmarked and look like standard Toyota Land... Read More

First woman commodore takes over deputy chief role

In 1996, Melissa Ross broke new ground as one of the first women to serve on a Royal New Zealand Navy warship on an operational mission. On Friday,... Read More

Helping others motivates top student

John Paul College Head Girl Anna Douglas is focused on helping others through her actions. Anna has decided to put her plans to start a degree in global... Read More

22-year-old wins Ironman on debut

Long-distance triathlon’s next generation put the old guard on notice at Ironman 70.3 Taupo, with 22-year old Kyle Smith taking out the men’s... Read More

Lakes DHB top job to Jim Mather

Jim Mather, who has served as chief executive officer of three organisations over the last 16 years, has been appointed the new chairman of the Lakes... Read More

‘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

Reduce chat to shorten meetings urged

    Rotorua Lakes Council meetings could be much shorter if councillors cut the chat. But will democracy will be best served? That was... Read More

Mayor belatedly accepts report

  Lateness prevented new councillor Reynold Macpherson from tabling “seven concerns” yesterday over an Audit signing off of council... Read More

Government to act on fuel market recommendations

  Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the government will act after a report confirms consumers are paying more than what would... Read More

Shaw ends decade as DHB chief

    After 10 years, Deryck Shaw is bringing down the curtain as chairman of the Lakes District Health Board. His tenure ends this week,... Read More

Massive smoke clouds smother Sydney, cover NZ too

Bush fires along eastern Australia flared-up on Thursday, with a huge pulse of smoke and dust crossing the Tasman Sea, covering parts of New Zealand... Read More

Former Maketu Pies owners owe millions

  Employees of the former company that owned Maketu Pies are owed more than $170,000 in wages, holiday pay, time in lieu and redundancy claims.   According... Read More

BOP company in receivership, 500 jobs on the line

Wood processing firm Claymark Group is in receivership.  The company, which employs about 510 people, had been set for sale to the New... Read More