A story about the tragic death of local stock car legend Darcy Hunter was the most read story of 2017 on the Rotorua Daily Post website.
Hunter, a husband and father-of-two was just 42 when he died in November following a battle with cancer.
The top 10 most read stories were:
4. Rotorua people wanted by police
10. Former top BMXer's suspected suicide rips heart out of his Rotorua family
The top 10 referrals from Facebook were:
1. Rotorua stock car legend Darcy Hunter dies
2. Bodies found in Mamaku forest, believed to be Fleets
5. Rotorua people wanted by police
9. High flying fashion designer Kharl Wirepa convicted of fraud
10. Rotorua couple to set up homeless shelter