Rotorua Review

Toi Ohomai scheme a cut above

The Toi Ohomai students said the session was a reminder of why they wanted to make hairdressing their careers.

Learning shortcut for hairdressing students.

New state houses for Rotorua 'a statement of intent'

Rotorua MP Todd McClay, Salvation Army's Ralph and Kylie Overbye and Associate Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro outside the ...

Rotorua housing issues taken seriously, says Associate Social Housing Minister.

Why was toddler in stolen car?

Police say they are investigating how a young boy came to be in a stolen car found abandoned in Rotorua.

Police don't know how a toddler came to be in an abandoned stolen car, but are forensically examining vehicle.

Remembering their sacrifice

Thousands gathered for the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Rotorua's Muruika War Cemetery in Ohinemutu.

As the sun rose on Anzac Day, thousands gathered in Rotorua.

One dead in truck crash

A truck and trailer unit has crashed down a gully between Tauranga and Rotorua, carrying dangerous goods.

Dangerous chemicals spilled on road after fatal crash on SH36 in Bay of Plenty.

Park strife shooter appears in court

A man appeared in the Rotorua District Court over a gang conflict on Saturday.

No-one hurt at market shooting due to "sheer luck", police.

Rotorua charity push

The reimagined 1930s style prints by Lex Waterreus are being sold to raise funds for Love Soup.

Reimagined 1930s style prints by Lex Waterreus are being sold to raise funds for Love Soup.

Truck driver named

A truck driver killed in this crash has been named.

A truck driver killed in a crash in Waitomo on Thursday was from Rotorua.

Little lays out 'foundation principles'

Labour leader Andrew Little promised 100,000 new homes over a decade.

Filling gaps in mental health care a priority, says Labour leader Andrew Little.

Cannabis the answer to youth vote apathy

Gareth Morgan says marijuana is the key to getting young people to vote.

Gareth Morgan thinks young people will vote green, and he's not talking about the Green Party.

Hartley picked to miss Lions tour

Kiwi-born England captain Dylan Hartley is poised to miss British and Irish Lions tour selection.

Kiwi-born hooker Dylan Hartley widely tipped to be snubbed by Lions coach Warren Gatland for homecoming tour.

Turning wool into treasure

It's first come, first served for new wool.

Volunteers, wool and knitting needles combine to create treasure for some of Rotorua's most vulnerable.

Easter Sunday 'success'

The Farmers Market would have been shut over previous Easter Sundays.

It's taken almost 30 years but Rotorua was open for business on Easter Sunday.

Talking our language

Former Governor General Sir Anand Satynand and Sebastiana Canales de Alvarez.

From El Salvador to Te Papa, via Rotorua.

Rotorua Lakes Council bets on pokie changes

Rotorua Lakes Council is to consult the community on proposed gambling changes.

Problem gambling is being highlighted ahead of council decision.

Twister seen in Rotorua

A twister was reported in Rotorua during heavy rain on Friday. File photo.

A twister was seen to touch down in the Rotorua suburb of Owhata

Membership key to RSA's future

William Werahiko, Tui-Heni Heke, artist Jill Walker and Susan Anne-Fraser poppy making at the library.

Active service call for Rotorua RSA members ahead of this year's dawn services.

Excellence Award nod for Crankworx

Rotorua's Crankworx is up for a Sports and Recreation Award.

The internationally renowned bike event is in running for national award.

Farewell City Focus, hello $1.1m Manawa

Artists impression of how Manawa, the former City Focus, will look.

The final stage of work on Rotorua's City Focus will cost $1,135,000.

Feeling the burn

Hori Thompson begins to wonder what he's got himself into.

The country's hottest competition returned to Rotorua on Saturday.

Italian exhibition for Rotorua artist

Rotorua artist Michael Staite is exhibiting in Italy.

Rotorua artist Michael Staite is exposing Italy to Aotearoa.

Council finances get clean bill of health

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Mans hand holds New Zealand Dollar bank notes. Concept photo of money, banking ,currency and ...

Rotorua Lakes Council's finances have been given a clean bill of health by an international ratings agency.

'Average' winter on the cards

'Rotorua's barometer', also known as Herman the Tortoise.

Rotorua's barometer-in-a-shall, Herman the Tortoise, predicts an average winter weather wise.

First Maori to hold top job

Anaru Pewhairangi also heads the AOS.

Rotorua's newly installed police area commander is the first officer of Maori decent to hold the top job in Rotorua.

Enter the third dimension

Some of the artworks make a real splash.

Seeing isn't necessarily believing at Rotorua's latest tourist attraction.

Crown cash for Museum

Rotorua Museum has closed after cracks were found in the building.

Government money could help fund the restoration of Rotorua Museum, say Todd McClay.

The search for NZ's lost autochromes

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American photographer Fred Payne Clatworthy's autochrome images ...

These few plates show a rare glimpse of 1920s NZ in colour. Somewhere, 150 more lie hidden.

Mud, glorious mud

Good, dirty fun  is what's planned at Rotorua's first Mudtopia.

The southern hemisphere's first ever mud and music festival, Mudtopia, is heading to Rotorua.

A 'gutsful of globalism'

Winston Peters used his Rotorua speech to call for 'economic nationalism.'

Winston Peters says should New Zealand should look to the Chinese and reject globalism.

He talked the talk

Richard Perkins is congratulated by wife Jennie.

Richard Perkins is exhausted - and exhilarated after doing 24 speeches in 24 hours to break a world record.

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