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Elderly man robbed after leaving house without pants
Two men have been sentenced for the attack.
'Extremely damaged': Mother says son with ADHD failed by education system
"If children need help, they need it straight away"
Hot temperatures and downpours: Autumn weather to be a mixed bag in the Bay
The Bay of Plenty could expect more "variable conditions" as autumn hits.
'Frustrating and expensive': Store owner 'gutted' after ram-raid
He said the amount of damage done to the store was frustrating and expensive.
'Step of faith': Work to start on 86 new homes at former failed site
The prices would sit in and around the average current Rotorua house value.
'The woman with the heart of gold': Ani Rolfe farewelled
The "woman with the heart of gold" took her final breath on Friday.
'Lifeline': $1.4m to create up to 30 conservation jobs
Up to 19 staff would be employed from one Rotorua business.
Construction on region's first reusable milk bottle factory under way
Fresh glass-bottled milk could be only months away for Rotorua shelves.
QR code scanning at Rotorua Mall: How many are doing it?
'It's all of our responsibility to look after the community right now.'
'A defeating feeling': Rotorua community leaders weigh in on level change
"Things will change if this continues for three weeks."
How have our local gyms have fared close to a year after lockdown?
Some gyms got innovative to keep members "engaged", while others got overdue renos done.
Family swear at judge as man who killed his best friend jailed
Carden Soole killed Joshua Michael Louis Copestake on January 4 last year.
City 'pumping' as Kiwis explore their own backyards
Businesses are continuing to "weather the storm", a local business leader says.
'Broke me all over again': Grandmother devastated after thief's sentence changed
The offender's sentence has been replaced with one of home detention.
'Serious concern' as water demand bites amid latest dry spell
"There is definitely potential for further restrictions. It all depends on rainfall."
NCEA results arrive: Schools, students look for lockdown impacts
Students rushed to their computers to check their exam results
Revealed: The Rotorua schools expecting growing rolls
More than 300 new students are set to join Rotorua classrooms this year.
Dumped on: Mouldy items, poo-smeared clothes left at charity stores
"People are seeing us as an alternate option to the dump."
Lace up! The central North Island walking tracks to try this summer
Dust off the walking shoes and explore the backyard this summer.
'Archaic': Local business owner slams shoplifter 'shaming'
"It's a shaming tactic that's a little bit archaic," a local business owner says.
Coromandel beach sees closures after potential 'great white' sighting
Opoutere Beach has been closed and reopened twice today.
'Fight or flight': First-time offenders lash out post-lockdown
Men were also more than two times more likely to first-time offend than women.
Fatal shark incident: Waihī Beach reopens to swimmers
Kaelah Marlow died on Thursday after reportedly being injured by a shark.
'Threatened and scared': Rotorua shoplifting cases hit five-year high
New shoplifting figures show thefts are continuing to rise in the city.
Happy 21st: Rotorua's first millennium babies are all grown up
The pair were the first two babies born at the turn of the millennium.
'Sounds like a spam email': New Year's honour recipient didn't believe Queen's message
Donovan Bixley has illustrated more than 100 children's books.
Doctor saluted for decades of service to women's health
Dr Janette Irvine was a general practitioner in Rotorua for 36 years.
Post-Covid school leavers: What does 2021 look like for the city's youth?
The next generation entering the workforce is "resilient" and "adaptable".
Man accused of injuring Rotorua hot pool visitor appears in court
Police are working to identify and apprehend the other alleged offenders involved.
'One of the better places': Bay to see hot, sunny Christmas Day
Get out your sunhat - it's shaping up to be a very warm Christmas Day!
Mountain Bike Rotorua gives free bikes to those in need
The winners would be drawn on Christmas Day.
More than 40,000 to attend Rotorua events in 'humming' summer
"We are in for a really exciting summer."
Report finds police 'oversights' in search for offenders who later died
The pair died after fleeing police into the bush at Tongariro National Park in 2017.
'Just heartbreaking': Sudden death of schoolgirl shatters community
Kimalyn Smith-Filipo, 17, died in a "freak accident at home" on Friday.
New developer of former Kawaha Point Villa site happy with progress
Building on the site was scheduled to get going next month.
'Vicious cycle': Motels not long-term answer to city's homelessness, says Ardern
But shelter is better than 'no shelter at all'.
'Heartwrenching': Driver dies after crashing into house moving truck
The driver had gone through two pilot vehicles.
'Love you mum': White Island tour guide remembered in heartbreaking service
Survivors, families, first responders, and people of Whakatāne came together yesterday.
Watch: One year after the eruption - Whakaari commemorations
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the fatal eruption.
Whakatāne prepares for White Island commemorations
The eruption "weighs heavily on the iwi".
'Rightful owners': Government publically apologises to Eastern Bay iwi for treaty wrongs
The signing followed approval by 91 per cent of iwi members.
'No winners': Baby's death shines light on child abuse
Top cop gives a voice to the voiceless: 'No one was speaking for baby Karlos.'
'Massive' shark spotted near the Pukehina shoreline
He had been in "complete shock" and continued filming the shark on its journey.
Stranded international students celebrate Christmas Kiwi style
Rotorua is a home away from home for thousands of international students.
Baby Karlos Stephens murder trial: Jury finds man guilty of manslaughter
The two-week High Court trial has come to an end.
Mother strangled other child weeks after baby's death, court told
The defence case has begun in the murder trial of Shane Claude Roberts.
No doubt baby suffered 'significant' head injury, court told
Shane Claude Roberts, 61, is on trial for the murder of Rotorua baby Karlos Stephens.
Pathologist describes injuries in baby murder trial
The jury is being asked whether the accused is responsible for the death.
Rental struggle: Rotorua family find home with 'essential' pets
The grandmother's biggest fear was being "homeless for Christmas".
Driver who killed his 'best mate' while high on drugs sentenced
Teepa was high on drugs when he crashed his car and killed his passenger in January.
Murder-accused was 'putting on a show' in hospital, nurse tells court
Shane Claude Roberts is accused of murdering baby Karlos Stephens in 2014.
'Trails' of 'vomit': Witnesses in baby Karlos murder trial tell court of scene inside house
The trial has entered its third day in the High Court at Rotorua.
'You stick to that': Recorded phone call between mum and murder-accused played to jury
The trial has entered its second day in High Court at Rotorua.
Murder-accused told baby's mum to lie to police, court hears
The trial has entered its second day in the High Court at Rotorua.
Mum 'trusted and believed' murder-accused's every word, court told
Shane Claude Roberts has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 10-month-old Karlos Stephens.
'No better time': Bay of Plenty tertiary campuses see 2021 enrolment boom
Some students were choosing courses in line with job opportunities in a post-Covid world.
Bay of Plenty gift-giving business to benefit struggling tourism operators
The new Kiwi start-up aimed to boost the New Zealand tourism industry.
Family fear homelessness as landlords reject 'essential' pets
"Those pets are a part of the family."
Driver may have suffered medical event in crash that killed nurse, court hears
Members of McMillan's family sat in the public gallery throughout his appearance.
'Best foot forward': Covid tracing card embraced by Ngongotahā community
The trial would potentially enhance the Covid-19 contact tracing process.
'Walking on a tightrope': Charities feel Covid crunch
But it's not all "doom and gloom", says one financial specialist.
From Cape Runaway kid to MP: Rawiri Waititi's path to Parliament
'Democracy has never worked for our people as the majority always rules.'
Rotorua father accused of murdering young son to stand trial
The murder charge relates to the death of 5-year-old Ferro-James Sio.
A beloved police dog handler died on 1/11. His kids say it was fate
The 91-year-old died on Sunday, a date that mirrors New Zealand's emergency number.
'Life-changing': Teacher aides rejoice after 'historic' pay rise
Teacher aides say they feel 'valued and recognised' after their starting pay rose.
Referendums: Principal wants cannabis issue dropped, GP backs euthanasia vote
The final results for the referendums will be released next Friday.
'Exceptionally challenging': Labour Weekend crowds to bring joy after rocky year
The weekend was set to be a cracker in the city.
Complaint about Hannah Tamaki signs on election day
Vision NZ had thought the office signs could stay up, a party spokeswoman said.
Travel itch: Rotorua campervan business spikes post-Covid
'New entrant' buyers in their 40s are leading the surge of interest in campervans.
'Revved up': Hannah Tamaki vows to come back 'stronger'
'I am quite excited for the future of Vision NZ.'