Shauni James is the Rotorua Weekender reporter
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Schoolteacher receives Support Staff Member of the Year award
"All I want to do is get them excited and create a passion in them for learning.”
Late entertainer's whānau get peek at new Sir Howard Morrison Centre
Members of the Morrison family visited the Sir Howard Morrison Centre to see the progress.
Sir Howard Morrison Centre: Opening weekend programme in the works
Janelle Bish and Hinerongonui Kingi excited for roles with Sir Howard Morrison Centre.
Kharl WiRepa's designs to grace runways in Paris and London
Kharl WiRepa will be showcasing 20 looks on the catwalk in Paris and London.
Abundance of events coming up to celebrate Matariki
Matariki, this year celebrated on June 24, is the nationally recognised Māori New Year.
School's biosecurity work and dedication recognised
Lynmore Primary School took home the Kura (School) Award at the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.
Missing doctor a 'lovely soul' - hundreds join search to find him
Hundreds of volunteers join search for Pāpāmoa 31-year-old.
Rotorua to New York: Powley reaching new heights in music journey
At the end of last year her music on Spotify had 7.6 million streams.
Bilingual news section, Kāhu ki Rotorua, about to be launched
The Rotorua Weekender won New Zealand on Air funding to produce a bilingual news section
Honour to share story as a Māori woman scientist in NZ
Soltice Morrison returned to her home town for the filming of a documentary series
'We can't sleep at night': Two stores burgled, one the second time in eight days
'We can't sleep at night worrying if they will come again': Shop owner
Suicide and grief: 'Six months after we lost Mike, I couldn't stop bloody crying'
Rotorua man John Richards shares his story about his son's suicide.
Covid casualty: Jet boat operation closing for at least 18 months
"It was inevitable": Rotorua tourism operator.
Storytelling: Kiwi film 'Cousins' to premiere in Rotorua
The 'Cousins' premiere is being hosted in Rotorua at Reading Cinema on March 3
Story of taonga Hinemihi o Te Ao Tawhito told in book
The launch of Hinemihi: Te Hokinga - The Return was held at the Rotorua Library.
School's back! Teachers and students eager to return
Rotorua schools are excited to be opening for their students to attend again.
Seoul a stimulating city of experiences and culture
The South Korean capital is a feast for the senses, writes Shauni James.
Sports mad teen's new shot at life after brain bleed
Jadon Probert's wish came true when he had a photography session in Rotorua with his hero.
Volunteers spend weekend searching for Nigel Peterson
Volunteers have spent the weekend searching for missing autistic man Nigel Peterson.
Three Miss Rotorua contestants heading to Las Vegas
Three Miss Rotorua contestants are competing internationally in Las Vegas this June.
Firearm found, police searching for man after AOS call-out
Tania Cres was closed for more than 90 minutes after reports of a man with a gun.