Rotorua Review

Homeless problems escalating in Rotorua

26082016 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Marama Davidson (left), Green Party MP and Phil Twyford, Labour Party MP ...

Homelessness in Rotorua is a problem that's getting worse.

Candidate's brand of dog-whistle politics

Haydn Marriner and Anzac

If dogs could vote, council candidate Haydn Marriner would be a shoe-in.

'Drug dealers are terrorists'

Rotorua mayoral candidate John Rakei-Clark wants convicted dealers to have all their personal property confiscated, be ...

Rotorua mayoral candidate John Rakei-Clark vows to launch NZ's biggest drug crackdown if elected.

Chamber forum welcomed by mayor, slammed by candidates

An audience of council and mayoral candidates heard from some of Rotorua's business leaders.

What Rotorua's next Mayor and councillors' can do for the business community was spelt out at a special candidates forum hosted by the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.

On budget promise for library health hub

Rotorua Library, soon to be combined with the Children's Health Hub

There will be no cost over runs on the combined Library and Children's Health Hub development.

Stop-go shooting arrest 'fabricated'

Quinton Winders is facing trial for the murder of George Taiaroa in 2013.

Defence accuses police of using a bogus driving charge to hold Quinton Winders during investigation.

Shaggy dog story at McLeods

Author Tom E Moffatt reads an extract from his book 'Barking Mad'

It wasn't quite 'All Creatures Great and Small' but McLeods Booksellers certainly went to the dogs last Thursday.

Charges over trout poaching

Officers seized 17 fish along with an iron bar and a golf club.

Three men allegedly found with 17 spawning trout, a golf club and iron bar near a highly valued stream in Rotorua.

Mini horses, mega cuteness

Jade Connor-Haugh, Bonnie Peipi-Allen, Heniparaire Talataiga and Ruby

Pupils at Aorangi School were feeling a little horse on Friday - not that anyone was complaining.

Senior citizens celebrated at exhibition

Frank Kai Fong, 77 years young

There's the bus mechanic turned Bishop, the school sports coordinator who only quit at 81 and a New Zealand Order of Merit holder.

Stop-go killing accused bugged

Quinton Winders is accused of the murder of George Taiaroa.

Police tapped phones and planted bugs in efforts to gather evidence in George Taiaroa murder case.

Overcharging claims denied

Manu and Cecily Pohio have hit back at tenants who say they are overcharging them for accommodation.

Rotorua pastor providing accommodation for ex-prisoners hits back at former tenants.

'The Donald Trump of Rotorua'

Te Tatau o Te Arawa board member Potaua Biasiny-Tule has labelled councillor Mike McVicker 'the Donald Trump of Rotorua'.

An award for the Te Arawa partnership at this year's Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards is a credit to the whole Rotorua community, said Mayor Steve Chadwick.

Breaking the language barriers

English Language Partners Rotorua manager Anna Hayes

Officially, Anna Hayes is an English language tutor. Unofficially, she's a transformer.

Marvelly celebrates 10 years with Rotorua concert

Rotorua singer Lizzie Marvelly

Rotorua singer Lizzie Marvelly is set to celebrate a decade in the business with a special Rotorua concert on September 16.

Social media an election issue, says Lampp

Electoral officer Warwick Lampp

Warwick Lampp has presided over 11 council elections nationally and five in Rotorua and is adamant this year's local elections are more challenging because of social media.

Rotorua mayor seeks re-election

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick

We've come a long way, but there's still more work to do.

Moko, 3, 'badly behaved' video

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

One of Moko Rangitoheriri's killers launches appeal, and argued at her sentencing she was driven to violence.

More land needed for housing, says McClay

Rotorua MP Todd McClay

Rotorua needs to be pro-active and free up more land for housing, according to MP Todd McClay.

Dog days for charity walker

Mike Butler, Toby, Idol and Rotorua ANZ staff

When charity walker Mike Butler was on Old Taupo road with his dogs Idol and Toby, Idol's footwear was the cause of some mirth from a road gang.

A different kind of DOC for DHB

DOC ranger Caraline Abbott is standing for the Lakes District Health Board

Rotorua Department of Conservation ranger Caraline✓​ Abbott is hoping to add DHB alongside DOC on her CV after announcing she is standing for the Lakes DHB Board.

Rotorua artists get collective venue

Karin Vincent and Ally Rogers contemplate their goals for a new art space in Rotorua.

It's not just an art gallery, or a workshop, or a music venue.

Crack the width of highway

It's safe for motorists to travel on this road, NZTA says, but the speed limit has been reduced to 30kmh.

SH5, south of Rotorua, runs through an old crater called Earthquake Flat. It could explain this.

Lumbercube closure 'bizarre'

The Lumbercube mill in Rotorua suddenly closed its doors last week.

The shock closure of the Lumbercube mill could suck as much as $80,000 a week from the local economy, according to councillor Mark Gould.

Crack the width of highway

It's safe for motorists to travel on this road, NZTA says, but the speed limit has been reduced to 30kmh.

SH5, south of Rotorua, runs through an old crater called Earthquake Flat. It could explain this.

10th Rotorua visit for Japanese students

Sagami Women's University High School visited Western Heights High School

Celebrating their 10th annual visit to Rotorua, 300 students from the Sagami✓​ Women's University High School in Japan have just finished their latest exploration of the city and in doing so, have clocked the school's total visits to 3000 students.

Why didn't murder charge stand? video

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

Attorney-General says Moko manslaughter pleas were accepted to avoid risk of conviction being avoided.

Peters hails Brexit opportunities

"A stunning 24 hours in world politics," Winston Peters

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters hailed the Brexit referendum result as "a stunning 24 hours in world politics."

Children's Commissioner: No more 'blind eyes' in wake of Moko death

Tania Shailer and David Haerewa in Rotorua High Court facing their sentencing.

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has described the manslaughter of thee-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri as "a heinous crime".

Principal, paedophile, prisoner

Former principal and convicted peadophile Bruce Darroch in court.

"Look me in the eyes," victim challenges the convicted paedophile in court.

Ad Feedback
special offers