Kiriana Morrison, 17, will be laid to rest beside her grandfather, Sir Howard Morrison, after a fatal car crash.
All Rotorua sportsgrounds, skate parks, bus stops and shelters are becoming smokefree zones.
House sales fell by more than 40 per cent in Rotorua during January.
More than 200kg of waste, including used nappies, has been pulled from a Rotorua stream.
Entries have opened for the 2017 Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards.
There's my way, the highway and the Rotorua Way.
It was a 30 minute conversation in Kuirau Park that began the process of ending 27 years of unfairness for Rotorua.
Lisa Michelle Kuka jailed for the manslaughter of her own toddler Nia Glassie to be granted parole.
Ruki Tipuna has returned to Rotorua Boys' High School to join the rugby coaching staff.
It was a day for loss, grief - and new beginnings for a church congregation reeling from a fire.
It's the best cafe in New Zealand - and it's here in Rotorua.
Community groups have a chance to get a share of the $46,000 proceeds raised through the sale of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's 2016 Charity House.
Man fell from his motorbike in the Bay of Plenty forest and had to be flown to hospital.
Rotorua's Youth Council is to be replaced after 17 years in favour of a new model councillors' hope will engage a more diverse range of youth.
Crankworx Rotorua organisers have put out the call for volunteers to help run the mountain biking festival.
All but one Rotorua councillor voted in favour of proposals to enable retailers to open their doors.
A sausage sizzle fundraiser is set to help burned church.
Prime Minister Bill English named September 23 as the date for the next election - and the contenders for the Rotorua and Waiariki electorates are already staking out the battleground subjects they believe will take them to the Beehive.
Rotorua councillor Charles Sturt is urging Ngongotaha residents to have their say about footpath safety.
Religious faith and economic pragmatism collided at Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) last Friday as councillors' listened to verbal submissions for and against Easter Sunday trading proposals.
If you want to know how valuable mountain biking is proving to Rotorua, head to Waipa car park.
Rotorua Lakes Council had to recruit extra staff to handle the volume of calls about the new waste and kerbside rubbish collection service.
Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust trustee Sandra Kai Fong has been named the chair of the Philanthropy New Zealand Board.
Rotorua Museum may be closed for at least two years due to earthquake damage.
The majority of people submitting feedback to Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) on Easter Sunday trading back plans to allow retailers to open.
The Hemo Gorge roundabout work is set to finish on schedule in mid-2017.
Ratepayers face an additional half-a-million dollar hit due to higher than forecast costs for Rotorua's new rubbish and kerbside recycling schemes.
The newest employee at Rotorua's Life Pharmacy has worked seven days a week, with no breaks, no pay and no mistakes.
Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is monitoring websites and second hand dealers in efforts to track down the Patu stolen from council chambers.
World Speedgolf champion Jamie Young and New Zealand Olympian Nick Willis are among the star lineup.