Deputy Mayor Dave Donaldson is standing by his call for three councillors to quit as a row over confidential discussions turns ugly.
Rotorua needs a five-star hotel development to help boost its tourism economy.
Sean Mitchell told a friend he was boarding a yacht last week. No-one's seen him since.
150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.
Lakes DHB is failing to hit performance targets in four out of six categories, with the faster cancer treatment data labelled "unacceptable" by acting chief executive Nick Saville-Wood.
The country's hottest competition returned to Rotorua on Saturday with heat seven of the NZ Chilli Eating Championship at Brew Bar.
It was a "hair brained idea" to auction a day at the New Zealand Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua, and it's raised $2500 for charity.
Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick has been confirmed as one of the key-note speakers at the 2016 International Mayor's Forum on Tourism in China starting this week.
'I really love Kiwi girls and will do my best to drag one back across the ditch.'
Ambitious plans to double the amount of money tourists spend in Rotorua to $1 billion per year by 2030 have been backed by Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key.
A newly-formed council controlled organisation will take over from Grow Rotorua and Destination Rotorua to drive Rotorua's economic development.
New businesses are opening in Rotorua's inner city and retailers are welcoming the renewed vibrancy.
They're the people who can help Rotorua hit the target of becoming a $1 billion a year tourism Mecca, and they've been shown just why the city is aiming so high.
Councillor Rob Kent has doubled down on his claims of a missing $2.4 million from council coffers, promising to refer the matter to the Auditor General.
Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) has claimed work to reduce the noise disruption from the Lumbercube mill is on track.
One hundred thousand tulip bulbs will be planted by Rotorua Lakes Council this month, elevating the annual Tulip Festival to new heights.
The Redwoods i-Site has seen a 70 per cent spike in visitor numbers since the opening of the Redwoods Treewalk in December last year.
It's a warm hearted story about heating up cold feet.
A year ago, when Rotorua's GJ Gardner announced plans to raise money for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, managing director Graham Griffin joked that "if it's not a substantial amount of money, I'll lose my franchise."
"This is the last thing I can do for you babe."
Rotorua Police and Rotorua Lakes Council have been working quietly together this past month on a firewood supply programme for at risk families.
Five year eight girls from Rotorua Intermediate School now have a better idea on what's involved with being a politician after recently interviewing Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick.
More buses - but a reduced service - has been announced as the solution to problems with Rotorua's Cityride bus services.
Feathered yes, but friends? Not so much.
Anika Moa brought her 'Songs for Bubbas' to Rotorua's Rainbow Springs and an enthusiastic crowd of mini movers last Wednesday.