The latest numbers show millions being poured into the Bay of Plenty housing crisis.
Rotorua builder takes out top win in first Ultimate Athlete event.
$12m funding boost welcomed and comes some students are waiting weeks for help.
Opinion: The Breakers took home a nail-biting win but the atmosphere was the highlight.
The delays are putting pressure on centres to fill the staffing shortages.
Positive growth means more funding opportunities and greater business confidence.
"One teacher, or person, or role model that the kids would never, ever forget."
Millions will be poured into Māori housing to address over-representation in homelessness.
One mum says schools need more support to deal with housing crisis effects on children.
A player was knocked unconscious and airlifted to hospital.
However, Rotorua's economy struggled.
The now-former principal of Lynmore School, Lorraine Taylor, has moved to Upper Hutt.
Michael Voss was stoked to win in his hometown.
Mongrel Mob member never thought he would walk across a graduation stage, but he did.
They've both served time behind bars - now two gang members are focused on helping others.
Thousands across the region are struggling to the point of needing a Government top-up.
Pauline Tai is now three years clean - and is supporting others in their recovery.
His involvement in the community was widespread, as will the pain be with his passing.
'Children just can't take a short break from cramped living conditions and go for a walk.'
The footage was shared to spread awareness of sharing the road with others.
Regular ocean swimmer thrilled by close encounter.
Whakarongotai was missing for four days. After she was found, everything changed.
Charity waitlists are growing as the support they provide relies on donations.
If someone goes to book in Rotorua and can't find accommodation... that is a real concern.
The bubble date with Australia has been set.
One mountain biking venture ran out of bikes on perhaps their 'biggest' weekend ever.
A Bay of Plenty cafe has been called Golliwogs for 18 years.
'We are always very aware though that something could turn at any moment.'
Club members are always hopeful about the results.
After more than 80 years, production will shut down in June.
Broken hips are a major concern in falls in the elderly.
This is the sixth role of its kind in the Bay of Plenty.
'Motels are no places for children,' a local social support advocate says.
A building, measuring 40m by 20m was engulfed in flames.
Is this how you would chose to have your funeral?
The band's final stop will be in Mount Maunganui, and they're holding out for a big one.
Needles, faeces and violence related to alcohol have prompted an urgent council meeting.
"We desperately need new stock."
He performed in front of a crowd of 20,000 people, and is still pinching himself.
"It's like they didn't want it ... like they'd rather stay in emergency housing."
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Police are appealing for any information about the attack in Papamoa on Sunday.
Some say the impeachment of Donald Trump is something that needs to happen.
Those who work in health and death are seeing the obesity epidemic first hand.
Shopper numbers were higher before Christmas and retailers are bracing for Boxing Day.
Rotorua's annual Christmas Day Community Lunch treats hundreds of diners to a feast.
All money they raised in the Longest Day challenge will go to the Cancer Society.
"The sheer volume of critically ill patients ... is something I've never experienced,"
Nearly one year after the unthinkable event, staff open up about the response.
The Ministry says the school has received over $100K for day-to-day property maintenance.
The Rotary Saturday Market's new space officially opened on Saturday.
US ex-pats anxious as election results unfold.
The number of people on the jobseeker benefit in the Bay of Plenty is up 62% in a year.
And thousands of those votes were before the election day.
But Piki Thomas says the response was made possible by the team of volunteers he led.
Labour won every electorate in the region for party votes for first time in 18 years.
The region will receive $1.1 million over two years to help with demand for food.
The result? More people sleeping in cars and couch surfing, says expert.
But hotel spokesman says it has no record of a guest missing that many meals.
National has announced its $105 million plan to rebuild tourism.
Polling company: "They're absolutely not push polls."
From changing careers to changing careers, what does tackling mental health look like?
And what other conditions can mental health medication be used to treat?
The call follows the release of a report into Rotorua's problems.
The listing has racked up more than 59,500 views in five days.
They paid $130 a week for stained mattresses, no insulation, and a leaky roof.
Otonga Rd Primary School principal Linda Woon has been in education for 50 years.