Rotorua Review

Making a mess of illegal dumping

Caught red handed dumping illegal rubbish, the man was persuaded to return and clean up his mess.

He thought he'd dump six bags of rubbish on a quiet street in broad daylight. Angry residents thought otherwise.

Unique art up for grabs

Peter Knox's unique chair is among 60 items created by the St Chad's team and up for auction.

Unique items up for grabs at St Chad's fifth Art Exhibition auction.

'Die' screamed arsonist

Shiva Lachman Anand poured petrol of his former partner as she held their baby and then set them alight.

A man poured petrol on his former partner and set her alight while she was holding their baby.

Pair's mystery disappearance

James David Fleet, 25, (pictured) and his uncle Raymond Joseph Fleet, 51, were last seen by their families on August 7.

Two men dead. A town in shock. What happened to Raymond and James Fleet?

Lunch scheme launch a success

Soup was on the menu when the Rotorua Review called.

Kai Pai Kai Rotorua scheme gets healthy eating on the lunch menu.

Synthetic users frustrate doctors

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days (file).

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days.

McClay to vice-chair WTO meet

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay at an earlier World Trade Organisation meeting.

New Zealand to play key role at world's biggest trade talks.

Disappearance suspicious, cops say

Twenty-five year-old James Fleet, pictured, has been missing with his uncle Raymond for over a week.

Rotorua uncle and nephew have now been missing for over a week.

Synthetic spate 'unprecedented'

Synthetic cannabis seized by Police in previous raids.

Psychoactive Substances Act could have prevented recent synthetic cannabis sickness, claims Dunne.

Bilingual Rotorua launched

Bilingual launch MC Scotty Morrison said Rotorua is leading where he hoped others would follow.

It's official. Rotorua is now New Zealand's first bilingual city.

A beautiful tragedy video

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers Madeleine Graham and Joseph Skelton rehearse Romeo and Juliet.

The Royal new Zealand Ballet takes on Shakespeare's most tragic lovers.

Rotorua Council v Reynold, round two

Reynold Macpherson and Rotorua Lakes Council lawyer Lachlan Muldowney at an earlier legal tussle last year (file).

Spectre of further court tussle between Rotorua Council and local lobby group raised.

Synthetic cannabis death

Synthetic cannabis (shown in silver packets) along with other substances involved in its manufacture seized in previous ...

A 44-year-old man found dead at a property in Rotorua was believed to be a synthetic cannabis user, police said.

Banding together for Guide Dogs

Rotorua Blind Foundation volunteer John Williams and guide dog Omar with teacher Karen Reed and the children from Room 9.

Banding together sees Lynmore School kids' raise $600 for the Blind Foundation.

Making light work of heavy lifting

Specially made crate slot around Eve prior to transporting.

Weighty issue of shifting sculptures from Rotorua Museum.

Rotorua men missing for five days

Twenty-five year-old James Fleet, pictured, has been missing with his uncle Raymond for five days. Police believe the ...

Bronwyn Fleet believes if her son and brother could have made it home, they would have.

Cop shooter jailed video

Rhys Warren was sentenced in the High Court at Tauranga on Friday.

Policeman relives the day he thought he'd die, having been shot in the head by a man staging a 22-hour siege.

Synthetic cannabis alert

Synthetic cannabis (shown in silver packets) along with other substances involved in its manufacture seized in Operation ...

A motorist found a passenger frothing at the mouth in a stopped car, as 15 treated for synthetic cannabis in Rotorua in last 24 hours.

TAB theft a bad bet

The Rotorua TAB on Eruera St where Dylan Travis Bullock tried his luck.

A Rotorua man who gambled on a TAB theft - and lost - has been ordered to pay $1140 in reparations to his victim.

'Win-win' for water

Rotorua MP Todd McClay described Lake Tarawera as a real treasure, but one that is under pressure.

Lake Tarawera reticulation scheme described as a water win-win.

'Uniquely Rotorua' designs heading to Fashion Week

Rotorua designer Adrienne Whitewood is set to showcase her designs at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Rotorua-made key for NZ Fashion Week designer Adrienne Whitewood.

Cop bash: Not guilty plea

The officer was struck on the side of the head with an object during an arrest.

Rotorua man who allegedly tried to murder police officer during arrest pleads not guilty.

Wife stabbing not guilty plea

Petra Frank, who died of stab wounds in Taupo.

Simon Frank, accused of murdering his wife Petra in Taupo, is told insanity defence is available.

Smiling shoplifter's 12-day spree

Rebel Sports branches in Rotorua and Hamilton also got a visit from shoplifted Ralph Hohepa Pereira.

Ralph Hohepa Pereira's $4500 one-man crimewave included four visits to Briscoes, two on same day.

Mud deal scuttled

Image to go with release on new Mudtopia festival in Rotorua FFX-travel

Bogged in a quagmire of outrage, Rotorua council decides it won't import $90k of mud from Korea.

Te Puia signing a legacy issue, says Flavell

Maori carving, National Carving School (Te Wananga Whakairo Rakau), at the Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Te Puia ownership transferring from Crown to Iwi.

Assault with a lolly tin

The Fresh Dairy on Fenton St where Tyson Hughes-Turuta assaulted the owner, and stole $2 worth of lollies.

Dairy worker assaulted for a $2 bag of lollies and a pack of cigarettes.

Morgan 'bagging an important sector'

At his Rotorua roadshow Gareth Morgan described the foreign education sector as 'corrupt from beginning to end'.

Steven Joyce schools Gareth Morgan over corrupt education claims.

Tarawera Great Walk mooted

The volcanic splendour visible from the mountaintop.

Plans are afoot to make Rotorua's Mt Tarawera New Zealand's tenth Great Walk.

Rotorua mud-slinging continues

Porky and Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams outside Rotorua Lakes Council on Monday.

Threat of legal action blasted by Taxpayers' Union.

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