$1 million for lucky Lotto player

  It will be a night to remember for a lucky Strike player from Hamilton after winning $1 million in last night’s Strike Must Be Won draw.   The... Read More

Two Lotto players share $1 million

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Ashburton will be on cloud nine after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in Saturday night’s live... Read More

Fashion event highlights Maori designers 

Fashion show Te Wero has not let Covid-19 keep it down with the red carpet ready to be rolled out in August.  The fashion runway event, originally... Read More

Local songwriting competition winner announced

Rotorua's Jasmine Pene has won the inaugural Te Manu Tito Waiata Rotorua Song Writing Competition. Jasmine won, ahead of 12 other entries, receiving... Read More

Doc Edge Festival goes digital

New Zealand’s most prestigious film festival, the Documentary Edge International Film Festival opens on June 12, becoming Australasia's first... Read More

Local acts for Good Vibes 2020

Good Vibes 2020 will be going ahead featuring local acts L.A.B, Kora, Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Stan Walker and more. Good Vibes 2020 - one of the first... Read More

Food trucks fill the gap - Farmers‘ Market on hold

People craving the delicious tastes of the Rotorua Night Market will be pleased to know Rotorua Food Truck Thursday will fill the gap next week. But,... Read More

Hunters told “Wash your Weedy Waders”

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests with the hunting season opening... Read More

Musicians around the world join NZ Virtual Play-In

Over 250 musicians of all ages have joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Well, they did, for the APO’s Virtual Play-In, released online this... Read More

One Love back for 2021

The much-loved One Love Festival is set to return to Tauranga next year. One Love Festival will be held in its long-standing home at Tauranga Domain... Read More

NZSO to stream performances of Bach & Beethoven

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues its weekly free streamed performances this week with works by classical music giants Bach and Beethoven. Sei... Read More

Rotorua celebrates New Zealand Music Month

Rotorua has always played a significant part in celebrating New Zealand Music Month each May and this year is no different.  While the programme... Read More

Superb singers join NZSO for online performance

  Two “exceptional” Kiwi vocalists will accompany the symphony orchestra for an online performance this Friday to celebrate New Zealand... Read More

YouTube‘s How to Dad learns how to dinner

An iconic New Zealand infomercial star has joined forces with a well-known YouTube dad to launch a comedy cooking series to provide entertainment for... Read More

Grants for arts funding announced

Local arts initiatives have received $28,000 worth of funding from the council's Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme. A total of $28,010 was awarded... Read More