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Child sex trial: Women's disturbing messages about girls read to court
Laken Maree Rose, 31, denies 61 charges dated between 2014 and 2019.
Sneak peek given for Pāpāmoa's Te Ōkūroa Drive School ahead of 2022 opening
The school is on track to open in about 16 months but the zone is yet to be finalised.
'There was an explosion': Fire causes extensive damage at Rotorua home
Emergency services were called to the scene on Clinkard Ave just after 2pm.
White Island emergency drill discussed for six years but not done
An exercise was still on a meeting agenda four weeks before the lethal volcanic eruption.
Swimming death: Family mourn young man who was 'always happy'
Aucklander Michael Joseph Finekifolau, 22, went missing swimming on Saturday morning.
Drought fears as Bay of Plenty 'severely dry' ahead of summer
Niwa's 60-day index has deemed the Rotorua area and coastal Bay of Plenty "severely dry".
Hairdresser imprisoned for indecently assaulting clients
Three of Smith's victims were clients. He had business dealings with the other.
Girl power: Tauranga school to replace houses named after men
The Rutherford and Freyberg houses, kept on from the Tauranga College era, are on the out.
The tragic death of a former top showjumper at Lake Taupō
Helen Smith who died at Lake Taupō was described as 'a lover of life'.
Complaint about Hannah Tamaki signs on election day
Vision NZ had thought the office signs could stay up, a party spokeswoman said.
Marae funding: Just one Bay of Plenty marae missing out
A total of $29,614,993 was granted for 77 marae restorations across the region.
Marae funding to protect history for 'another 100 years'
"All of our carvings on the outside have deteriorated through time and weather."
Election 2020: First advance voters get ticks tallied
Advance voting is important "because not everyone can make it on Saturday [October 17]".
Drivers risk road closures due to speeding at roadworks
Motorists need to be "putting themselves in the boots of our workers", Rob Campbell says.
Whakaari / White Island tragedy: DoC rules would have saved lives
Alert level 2 is too dangerous to allow tourists to visit volcanoes, under DoC rules.
'Pretty special': Boys take distressed woman to safety
"David and Sairusi have done the good deed that you encourage your boys to do."
Father jailed for life for murdering 2-year-old daughter in river
Tewi Savage murdered his daughter in the Rangitāiki River in July, 2018.
'Remarkable' forgiveness for driver who injured eight victims
Judge John Macdonald said he had "not quite experienced something quite like this before".
Covid 19 coronavirus: Govt resources sought to back iwi on the ground
'Give the resources to the communities to look after themselves.'
'Huge difference': Free lunches for thousands of Rotorua children
"This will improve attendance, concentration and make sure they are having healthy meals."
Māori more likely to die from Covid-19 study says, iwi responses commended
The study took underlying health problems, age and access to healthcare into account.
'An insult to those who died': Bridges scolds White Island ministerial advice
Inquiry independence from Government 'critically important' says National MP.
Top lawyer calls for inquiry into Whakaari / White Island eruption
Nigel Hampton QC: 'Bureaucracy knows time is a killer of perceived need'.
Whakaari / White Island: GNS livestream evidence in investigation
The footage is being used as evidence in WorkSafe's biggest investigation to date.
Report highlights 'unacceptable' pollution of city estuaries
Pollution from stormwater, sewerage, sediment and nutrient runoff has risen for decades.