Rotorua Review

Teachers take to the street over funding plans

Members of the NZEI teachers union take their protest to Todd McClay's Rotorua office.

Teachers' took their opposition to Government education reforms to Rotorua MP and Minister of Trade Todd McClay's office.

Crankworx Rotorua to takeoff in six months time

Crankworx will return to Rotorua in six months time

Crankworx is returning to Rotorua for nine days of world class mountain bike action from March 25 to April 2, 2017.

Coke not the real thing for cafe

Waterfront Cafe owner Noel Dunningham has said no to stocking Coca-Cola products.

"It has cost us, but we just said 'no, we don't want it'," a Rotorua cafe owner says.

Rotorua's dirty little secret

Rubbish on the side of Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua.

It's time to talk rubbish.

Angling for a $10k trout

A ten grand trout won in previous years.

There may not be gold in them there hills, but there is $10,000 swimming through one of Rotorua's lakes.

Rotorua to bloom for Tulip Festival

Celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen is heading ot Rotorua.

Television chef Michael Van de Elzen✓​ is bringing some celebrity spice to Rotorua's Tulip Festival, which kicks off on Saturday October 1.

Rotorua designers shine at Te Puia

A model takes to the runway wearing Leilani and Anastacia Rickard.

Rotorua's fashionistas were out in force on Saturday night as sell out crowd of 500 people took in the sights and sounds of Te Puia's inaugural Tiki Ahua fashion show.

Recycling comes to town

RLC Transport and Waste Solutions director Stavros Michael at the new lakeside recycle bins

Lakeside recycling is now a reality for Rotorua after the installation of the city's first public recycling bins.

SH48 taking Shane Cortese to Rotorua

Delia Hannah and Shane Cortese performing in the State Highway 48 rock opera.

You get your kicks on Route 66. State Highway 48 however, an original New Zealand musical coming to Rotorua on October 14, offers something a little more substantial, according to star Shane Cortese.

'Ignore us at your peril' candidates told

Greypower president Russell Hallam and the Rotorua council candidates.

With only three minutes to outline why they should get three years as a councillor, passion overtook policy at a Rotorua candidates meeting on Monday.

Let there be light

Tripping the light fantastic at Rotorua Museum

The 'light bulb moment' - the idea to light up Rotorua's iconic Museum with LED lighting - came in 2008.

Mayoral madness at Chamber event

The Mayoral candidates ready to address the Chamber meeting, which became quite heated.

Why just have one Mayor? That was one of the more unorthodox questions raised during a Rotorua Mayoral debate.

Rotorua a hot spot for Americans

Rotorua recorded a record month for visitors in July.

Record numbers of visitors to Rotorua during July has prompted calls for five-star hotel accommodation in the city.

Roll out starts for Wheelie Bins

A council staff member checks out the warehouse full of wheelie bins that are due to be delivered to Rotorua properties

Around 25,000 wheelie bins are being delivered around Rotorua ahead of the switch to a new kerbside rubbish and recycling service.

Candidates front for Greypower

Greypower president Russell Hallam introduces the mayoral seven.

He's got a couple of miracles up his sleeve, just don't ask Rotorua Mayoral candidate John Rakei-Clark about the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill.

Rotorua's mayoral seven have their say

Rotorua has several candidates vying for the top job.

Seven candidates, one job, two questions.

Landowners urged to get trapped

Rotorua Canopy Tours staff with the results of one nights trapping in Dansey Road Scenic Reserve

Rotorua's urban and rural landowners are being invited into a trap - and it's all part of Conservation Week.

New CEO for Destination Rotorua

New Destination Rotorua chief executive Michelle Templer.

Destination Rotorua has appointed Michelle Templer as its new chief executive.

We're in for a good summer, says Tortoise

After five months hibernation, Herman is ready for her close up.

Forget about MetService, Herman the Tortoise knows we're in for a great summer this year.

Super seniors celebrated with exhibition

Age Concern's Mary Ann Nixon and Riyal Dheda with one of the works.

Rotorua's seniors and the contribution they make to the community is being celebrated with the official opening of Age Concern's 'Ageing with Attitude' exhibition.

Hunt on for WW2 convalescence boat

The El Alamein launch photographed in the 1940s that QE Health hope to track down.

It helped soldiers returning from the horrors of World War II as they convalesced in Rotorua, and now the call has gone out: Where is the El Alamein?

Dress up day? Selwyn School kids can

Teachers Karen Ewing, Nigel Hendra (left), principal Peter Barker (back right) and some of Selwyn School's Mufti Day models.

How do you approach Mufti Day when you don't have a school uniform?

Mountain bike hub to start spinning wheels in October

Sam Gaze at the UCI Mountain Bike Under-23 World Championship.

The Mountain Bike National Performance Hub set to be established in Rotorua will hold its first training and development camp in October.

Double Dutch at Museum

A visitor gets up close and personal with Rembrant Remastered when it was in Hamilton recently.

This September Rotorua Museum is going Dutch with two new exhibitions.

Chadwick: Forced CCOs a no-no

Rotorua's mayor is backing Local Government New Zealand in their opposition of provisions in the Local Government Act ...

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick has spoken out against "heavy handed" proposals that could see council-controlled organisations (CCOs) forced on districts.

Homeless problems escalating in Rotorua

Green Party housing spokeswoman Marama Davidson and Labour housing spokesman Phil Twyford listen to submissions at their ...

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.

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