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Wet week means another leak at troubled courthouse
The ministry started planning an upgrade in 2017. Construction was due to start last year.
Award win 'surreal' for trans actress raising LGBTQ profiles
"You don't see many trans characters on mainstream platforms. Pania is one of the few."
Samantha Olley: Rescue helicopters followed the golden rules at Whakaari / White Island
Opinion: But they've faced heavy criticism. A new 60 Minutes piece is the latest example.
'Fierce' kapa haka competition among Te Arawa primary schools
Rōpū from Maketū to Tongariro competed at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre today.
'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.
Leaks, security concerns, overcrowding: Documents reveal major issues with courthouse
Construction work was due to start last year. The Government is still considering options.
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".
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.
Fletcher Tabuteau reflects on election campaign, results and what's next
Results were 'really tough ... I thought we would easily get over 5 per cent', he said.
Mental health mentors tackle forestry's 'harden up' culture
"If you're coming to work with a clear head then your mind is going to be on the job."
Whakaari / White Island: Professor questions safety processes
Scientists should assess risk, says geologist but rescuer defends tourist operators.
New multimillion-dollar health facility one year away
All going to plan, the 3000sq m building will be complete by the end of October next year.
Election 2020: First advance voters get ticks tallied
Advance voting is important "because not everyone can make it on Saturday [October 17]".
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.
Praise and questions: Bay of Plenty tourism sector reacts to National's new policy
National has announced its $105 million plan to rebuild tourism.
Go Local! Waimangu Volcanic Valley adding art trail, prizes for entries
Design submissions close on Monday, with thousands of dollars to be won.
'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.
Rotorua Marathon: Voss first local winner in 45 years
Micheal Voss won the men's race and Alice Mason took out the women's.
Western Heights High School to get upgrade of buildings
Community consultation will start soon, before improvements are made to three blocks.
'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."
'Emergency cash': Millions to save top tourist attractions
Eighteen Bay of Plenty businesses are in line for funding.
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.
Untapped aquaculture resources explored at iwi meeting
Hatcheries, aquaculture technology and workforce training explored.
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.
Covid-19's 'crippling' effect on wedding businesses
"The unknown at the moment is quite a scary thing, no-one wants to lose any more money."
'Emotional mess': Grieving partner tells of pain as company fined over trio's deaths
Higgins fined $270,000 and ordered to pay more than $494,000 in reparations.
Election 2020: Teens' birthdays grant last-minute eligibility
About 5000 New Zealand residents turn 18 between the old and new election dates.
Hospitality boss wants eateries named: 'It has put suspicion on everyone'
Reg Hennessy said it was "irresponsible" to raise the alarm but not give the details.
$12m Government boost to start work on geothermal power plant
The 25-megawatt plant is expected to create 190 jobs.
'Over it': Whānau who lost home to fire, living in caravans awaiting building consent
In April last year, the whānau lost their home when an electrical fault started a fire.
Manslaughter-accused Radford Kaea's warrant for arrest withdrawn
Radford Kaea is accused of causing the death of Michael Anderson with blunt force trauma.
He threatened to feed Simon Bridges to pigs, now he's been sentenced
"Just because it's social media doesn't mean there aren't consequences," Bridges said.
Bay of Plenty dairy worker killed in motorbike crash
Police believe the handles of two motorbikes locked together, causing the crash.
Rotorua to trial whānau-centred family harm reduction programme
"[We will be] asking, what is it they need? Instead of government agencies telling them."
Splashing the cash: $38m loan puts Lakefront spa back on track
$139.5m in Government loans and funding has been allocated to Bay of Plenty projects.
Revealed: The region with 'stubbornly high' greenhouse gas emissions
Overall, emissions in the Bay of Plenty grew by 11.9 per cent from 2007 to 2018.
'Incomprehensible': Suspected asbestos dumped in river
'I just didn't honestly believe such people could exist': Deputy mayor Andrew Iles.
Stockcar club replaces Confederate flag with new emblem
Members will be getting new flags made after ending their use of the Confederate emblem.