Rotorua Review

Sales down by market still buoyant

House sales are down in Rotorua, but real estate agents remain positive.

House sales fell by more than 40 per cent in Rotorua during January.

Stream treated like a 'dump'

Trash pulled from the Mangakakahi Stream in Rotorua this week.

More than 200kg of waste, including used nappies, has been pulled from a Rotorua stream.

Entries sought for Community Awards

The 2016 Youth Spirit winner Hyesu Yang and Trustpower's Emily Beaton.

Entries have opened for the 2017 Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards.

Feedback sought on 'The Rotorua Way'

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick wants your views on the Rotorua Way.

There's my way, the highway and the Rotorua Way.

Easter Sunday trading about 'fairness'

Rotorua MP and Trade Minister Todd McClay is glad to see Easter trading imminent in Rotorua.

It was a 30 minute conversation in Kuirau Park that began the process of ending 27 years of unfairness for Rotorua.

Child killer to be freed

Lisa Kuka, mother of Nia Glassie, was jailed in 2007.

Lisa Michelle Kuka jailed for the manslaughter of her own toddler Nia Glassie to be granted parole.

Back to school for former Maori All Black

Former Maori All Black Ruki Tipuna is back at Boys' High.

Ruki Tipuna has returned to Rotorua Boys' High School to join the rugby coaching staff.

Flames fail to dent faith

The Reverend Ed Masters spoke of his shock.

It was a day for loss, grief - and new beginnings for a church congregation reeling from a fire.

Capers tastes awards success

Capers owners Gregg and Susan Brown and manager Liz Todd.

It's the best cafe in New Zealand - and it's here in Rotorua.

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home for the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

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.

Motocross rider seriously injured

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter airlifted a man to Tauranga Hospital after a serious motorcycle crash.

Man fell from his motorbike in the Bay of Plenty forest and had to be flown to hospital.

New model to replace Youth Council

There are changes a foot for Rotorua's youth council.

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 needs volunteers

Local volunteers are being sought for Crankworx.

Crankworx Rotorua organisers have put out the call for volunteers to help run the mountain biking festival.

'Lone wolf' fails to halt Easter trading

'Lone wolf' councillor Tania Tapsell was the only one to oppose shops opening on Easter.

All but one Rotorua councillor voted in favour of proposals to enable retailers to open their doors.

Sausage switch to help church

The gutted St John's Church in Rotorua.

A sausage sizzle fundraiser is set to help burned church.

Battle for the Beehive begins

Tamati Coffey is keen for this year's election.

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.

Views sought on footpath safety

Councillor Charles Sturt has asked for Ngongotaha residents views on safer footpaths

Rotorua councillor Charles Sturt is urging Ngongotaha residents to have their say about footpath safety.

The Easter Money hops a step closer

Rotorua Labour candidate Ben Sandford supports Easter Sunday opening.

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.

Mountain biking provides economic lift

The Redwoods boasts more than 130km of bike trails.

If you want to know how valuable mountain biking is proving to Rotorua, head to Waipa car park.

Waste deep in rubbish collection calls

Allied Work Force (AWF) employee Tim Evans helps roll-out the new wheelie bin recycling system in Nelson.

Rotorua Lakes Council had to recruit extra staff to handle the volume of calls about the new waste and kerbside rubbish collection service.

RECT trustee to chair Philanthropy NZ

RECT trustee and newly appointed chair of the Philanthropy New Zealand Board Sandra Kai Fong.

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust trustee Sandra Kai Fong has been named the chair of the Philanthropy New Zealand Board.

Historic museum closed

Rotorua Museum could be closed for at least two years after earthquake damage in November.

Rotorua Museum may be closed for at least two years due to earthquake damage.

Majority back Easter Sunday opening

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Easter trading laws.
Paper Plus manager,Karen Gibb

The majority of people submitting feedback to Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) on Easter Sunday trading back plans to allow retailers to open.

Roundabout work on track

The roundabout works at Hemo Gorge.

The Hemo Gorge roundabout work is set to finish on schedule in mid-2017.

Ratepayers' half-a-million rubbish hit

The Rotorua Lakes District councillors will hear about the shortfall on Thursday.

Ratepayers face an additional half-a-million dollar hit due to higher than forecast costs for Rotorua's new rubbish and kerbside recycling schemes.

Rotorua's robot pharmacist

Life Pharmacy owner Brett Fordyce, pharmacist Rachel Birdsell and Alpacer.

The newest employee at Rotorua's Life Pharmacy has worked seven days a week, with no breaks, no pay and no mistakes.

Karma warning for Patu thief

The stolen patu paraoa Rotorua Lakes Council and Te Arawa would like to see returned.

Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is monitoring websites and second hand dealers in efforts to track down the Patu stolen from council chambers.

Speedgolf Open to tee off in Rotorua

New Zealand Olympian and speedgolfer Nick Willis in action.

World Speedgolf champion Jamie Young and New Zealand Olympian Nick Willis are among the star lineup.

Feline thirsty? Stop at cat cafe

Fancy Meow Cat Cafe staff member Mario.

Spend an hour patting cats and drinking a coffee.

House prices rise by more 25 per cent

House price rises continue in Rotorua.

The price of the average home in Rotorua rose by more than 25 per cent over 2016.

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