Rotorua Review

10th Rotorua visit for Japanese students

Sagami Women's University High School visited Western Heights High School

Celebrating their 10th annual visit to Rotorua, 300 students from the Sagami✓​ Women's University High School in Japan have just finished their latest exploration of the city and in doing so, have clocked the school's total visits to 3000 students.

Why didn't murder charge stand? video

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa

Attorney-General says Moko manslaughter pleas were accepted to avoid risk of conviction being avoided.

Peters hails Brexit opportunities

"A stunning 24 hours in world politics," Winston Peters

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters hailed the Brexit referendum result as "a stunning 24 hours in world politics."

Children's Commissioner: No more 'blind eyes' in wake of Moko death

Tania Shailer and David Haerewa in Rotorua High Court facing their sentencing.

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has described the manslaughter of thee-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri as "a heinous crime".

Principal, paedophile, prisoner

Former principal and convicted peadophile Bruce Darroch in court.

"Look me in the eyes," victim challenges the convicted paedophile in court.

Wage raves at Ponsonby Rd

Tamati Coffey outside Ponsonby Road

Ponsonby Road Lounge Bar, co-owned by Tamati Coffey, has become an accredited living wage employer in Rotorua.

Mud festival gets the go ahead in Rotorua

Rotorua Te Puia hot springs. Boiling mud. Taken on 20th Dec 3013
Geoff Williams
248 Valley Road

Kawerau 3127

The Government will slap down $1.5 million for the country's first major mud festival.

Full steam ahead for fundraising

Faustinah Ndlovu will ballance 20 litres of water on her head and walk 21km to raise money for children in her home village.

Disneyland winners will have a honeymoon of a time

Tessa Haywood, Simon Munday and Harry Munday (front) ready to take off to LA thanks to winning the Warehouse Money ...

Harold the Giraffe says 'dunk for me'

Harold and friends

His name is Harold and he's a Giraffe. He also wants you to jump into Rotorua's Blue Lake, but for a good cause

Nothing shady about Night Lights cash

The Redwoods Treewalk

Destination Rotorua chief executive Mark Rawson has defended the organisation after it successfully lobbied for taxpayer cash for a venture part-owned by one of its board members.

Going swimmingly at Aquatic Centre

Alan Davey (Lifeguard), Betty Moulder (Receptionist), David Pearce (Manager), Laura Johnston (Lifeguard), Mitchell Brake ...

You are in safe hands next time you and your family visit the Rotorua Aquatic Centre.

Lego unleashes creativity

Winning the Matamata region of the National Lego Building Competition gained Michael Magatogia and his mum Melanie Boeck ...

A Rotorua boy has won the Matamata section of a national Lego competition.

Apology call ignored

Councillor Mike McVicker

The abandoned council meeting loomed large over last Tuesday's rescheduled meeting of full council, with calls for the three absentees to apologise.

Fluoride cited over DHB decision

Councillor Charles Sturt

Councillor Charles Sturt has cited fluoride fears for his decision not to seek re-election to the Lakes District Health Board (DHB).

Liquor store robbers chased off video

Jagdev Bhullar and the hockey stick he used to see-off two robbers

Liquor store owners show real bottle to fight off would-be robbers.

Liquor store workers confront robbers video

Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to hold up a Rotorua liquor store.

Would-be robbers beat a hasty retreat after liquor store workers fight back.

Lured to Wingspan by falcons

A falcon waits to start luring.

A falcon is sitting on my glove after it showed its swooping skills.

Rotorua councillor group told to quit

Councillor Rob Kent

Deputy Mayor Dave Donaldson is standing by his call for three councillors to quit as a row over confidential discussions turns ugly.

Rotorua's five-star shortage

Wanted - A high end luxury hotel for Rotorua please.

Rotorua needs a five-star hotel development to help boost its tourism economy.

Kiwi missing in Perth

Sean Mitchell, a former Rotorua man, has been missing in Perth since May 20.

Sean Mitchell told a friend he was boarding a yacht last week. No-one's seen him since.

These emojis are ka pai

Emotiki, the first Maori emoji keyboard, will be available free in mid July.

150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.

Lakes DHB cancer data 'unacceptable'

The Lakes District Health Board is lagging behind in targets for the timeliness of cancer treatment and smoking cessation.

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.

Survey to help improve support for grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.


Hot competition among chilli eaters

Fire Dragon Chilli's Clint Meyer and defending champion Josh Shotter

The country's hottest competition returned to Rotorua on Saturday with heat seven of the NZ Chilli Eating Championship at Brew Bar.

Charity fire sale

Feeling the heat at the Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua

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.

Chadwick heads to China

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick

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.

Meet the real bachelors

Last year's Rural Bachelor of the Year - and people's choice - winner Toby How celebrates his victory.

'I really love Kiwi girls and will do my best to drag one back across the ditch.'

PM backs Rotorua's $1bn goal

Prime Minister John Key meets 'The Mighty Dash'

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.

New building for Salvation Army

Councillor Merepeka Raukawa-Tait cuts the ribbon at the opening of the new Salvation Army Community Ministries building ...

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