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

Two-vehicle crash near Kawerau, moderate injuries

Update 7.10pm: NZTA report that due to a serious crash, the State Highway 34 near Kawerau is now closed between Onepu Spring Rd and Tarawera Rd.  Motorists... 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

Severe thunderstorm warning in force

The MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on Sunday afternoon for the areas of South Waikato, Taupo, Otorohanga and Rotorua. A Severe... Read More

Weekend road toll stands at seven

A motorcyclist has died, bringing the weekend's road toll to seven. Emergency services were called to the crash involving a single motorbike on... 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

Fatal motorcycle crash, Reporoa

One person has died in a motorbike crash in Reporoa this afternoon. Emergency services are at the scene of a single motorbike crash on Broadlands Road,... Read More

Thunder and lightning - very frightening

New Zealand weather forecasters have been very busy over the first week of summer. “The weather pattern over Aotearoa has been more spring-like... Read More

Mount Maunganui wins seventh title

Carrus Mount Maunganui won their seventh Bay of Plenty Cup title since the competition was established in the 2007/08 season, when they defeated Eve's... Read More

Fatal crash near Whakatane

One person has died following a serious crash near Ohope this morning. The crash happened on Wainui Road, Wainui near Ohope. Police were alerted to... Read More