The Rotorua Daily Post is taking a look at the stories that happened in 2017. The following are some of the big local news events from June.

- A vesting agreement was signed to transfer ownership of Te Puia and New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute from the Crown to iwi. (June 2)

- Seven locals were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. (June 5)

- The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre was temporarily closed for earthquake strengthening work. (June 8)

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- New research may have found the pink and white terraces. (June 10)

- Residents of Fordlands disputed Domino's pizza banning delivery into the suburb. (June 13)

7700 people took part in an attempt to take the record for the world's biggest haka on June 17. Photo/Stephen Parker
7700 people took part in an attempt to take the record for the world's biggest haka on June 17. Photo/Stephen Parker

- 7700 people took part in an attempt to take the record for the world's biggest haka. (June 17)

- Game day, Rotorua welcomed the Lions fans into town and the British and Irish Lions won 32-10 against the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium. (June 17)

- The Tarawera Ultramarathon was given a leg up, with $300,000 worth of funding over the next two years. (June 23)