"Who in their right mind does that?", asks grandfather of girl left alone in south Auckland.
Thirteen men have pleaded not guilty to being involved in a daytime gang brawl which saw a man shot.
Students at Owhata Primary have created their own super hero to help with their "water only" journey.
In just five days in April Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) received 279 complaints about noise from the Lumbercube mill, and it's not just sleep that's being disturbed.
It's a little piece of Rotorua and it's going to be in wallets, purses and ATMs across the country.
At the time of the collision Stephanie McHale was in the car with her six-month-old son. She died and her son survived.
For years, Brian Mollgaard lives on the streets. Now with the help of the local community, he's getting married.
A man wearing a hunting-style top over a hoodie demanded cash from a Ngongotaha bar.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council has extended the submission period for Lake Rotorua nutrient rules
Mother overwhelmed with emotion after an overnight donation of over $2500 from a family who also lost a baby.
Local food growers, hunger relief charities, restaurants, supermarkets and others involved in the local food industry are being asked to help improve Rotorua's food systems.
Rotorua carver Albert Te Pou was reunited with two very special carvings at his workshop last week.
The annual Combined Churches Good Friday Service is in a new location this year.
Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC), says figures about the number of high risk eateries in Rotorua is misleading.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the Government is to invest $24 million into Rotorua's transport network.
Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) has moved to revoke the reserve status of water supply land at Hamurana Springs and transfer ownership back to Ngati Rangiwewehi.
Rotorua Children's Art House has announced the appointment of Ally Rogers as their inaugural coordinator and a date for its official opening.
A group of Rotorua’s top students will be embarking on their university studies later in the month with extra funds in their bank accounts.
Record visitor numbers, retail sales up and increased cafe patronage.
Frank Grapl's one man mission to boost Maori-Czech ties has been recognised.
Meet three Kiwis who found new heart and courage to overcome their fears in 2015.
The birth of Rainbow Springs' 1500th kiwi chick has been labelled "extra special".
Squabbling kids in the back seat are a bigger risk than a drink.
It was described in court as a gang shoot-out.