Stephanie Arthur-Worsop is the Rotorua Daily Post's News Director
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Stephanie Worsop: Turning my millennial self into a Gen Z
Opinion: Can I let go of my millennial ways to be cool like the younger generation?
'They were bleeding': Broken glass found in playground bark
Broken glass has been an issue at the playground for at least the past three years.
'Frustrating': Subdivision unlikely to go ahead after 2-year consent wait
The subdivision has half of the 101 lots consented in Rotorua over 17 months.
Rotorua hospitality sector to 'come back with a vengeance' post-Covid
Long-term projections are positive but some say sector not out of the woods yet.
Stephanie Worsop: Knowing when to hang up my clubbing shoes
Opinion: There's nothing like a hen's do with 23-year-olds to make you feel old.
Women in the boardroom: Female leaders share their journeys to the top
Being a female leader is a tough road, even in 2021.
Stephanie Worsop: More to be done to achieve true gender equality
Opinion: It's better being a woman in 2021 than 1821 but it's still hard.
Stephanie Worsop: Going down the rabbit hole of pet peeves
Opinion: Everyone has their own specific pet peeves, what are yours?
Airbnb marks next stage in Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club revamp
The Greenkeeper's Cottage will give people the exclusive chance to stay at the reserve.
How did my strict Italian mum turn into a soft, indulgent nonna?
Opinion: When you became a parent, did you watch your own parents turn soft?
Stephanie Worsop: Trampoline injuries raise questions about cotton wool kids
Opinion: Kids may be shielded from more dangers but are they learning risk management?
Stephanie Worsop: Addressing period poverty a win for all
Opinion: No person should be disadvantaged by a natural bodily function.
Stephanie Worsop: When indulging in star signs goes too far
Opinion: Is mercury in retrograde really zapping my Libran zest?
Principals welcome Govt plan to tackle period poverty
Principal says free period products should have been rolled out years ago.
Stephanie Worsop: When a daredevil toddler makes baby-proofing impossible
Opinion: You don't think about all the dangers in your house until you have a kid.
Reformed crime boss Billy Macfarlane is proving that his Pūwhakamua programme can rehabilitate hardened criminals
Opinion: With a 95 per cent success rate, Pūwhakamua should be considered for other areas.
Stephanie Worsop: The new obsession that's made us drop our phones
Stephanie Worsop has a new hobby - and she's on a roll.
Pūwhakamua offender rehabilitation course to expand in 2021
He's had a 95 per cent success rate with men. Now he's looking to help others.
Breaking the cycle: Domestic abuser turns life around with tikanga course
Pūwhakamua was his last chance at life. Joseph Herbert took it.
Stephanie Worsop: Am I in danger of becoming an entitled 'Karen'?
Opinion: A situation at a restaurant had family members labelling me as a 'Karen'.
Obstacles and innovation: How Rotorua's new five-star hotel survived Covid
General manager Israel Suarez Guido says 2020 presented both challenges and opportunities.
New year, new business: 'Real buzz' in Rotorua as empty shops fill
Three new business owners tell us why they've set up in Rotorua's CBD.
'I'll stab you if you don't drive': Woman who kidnapped men sentenced
Incidents happened while the country was in level 4 lockdown.
Getaway driver who ran over co-offender in botched watch heist jailed
Christopher Young has 77 prior dishonesty convictions.
Stephanie Worsop: Are the Ministry's new food guidelines a step too far?
Opinion: The purpose of these guidelines is not to make our jobs as parents harder.
Pick-your-own berry boom: Why this age-old experience is booming in the Bay
Kiwis are eager to jump on the pick-your-own berries bandwagon this summer.
Stephanie Worsop: The Covid casualty I'm scared we won't get back
Opinion: Will movie theatres fade into extinction in the coming years?
From singer to museum director: Lizzie Marvelly opens up about first six months in new role
Marvelly opens up about first six months as museum director and her plans ahead.
Social housing boost 'fantastic start' but MP calls for more details
More details about Rotorua and wraparound services in Govt housing plan are called for.
What would have happened if Capitol Hill rioters weren't white?
OPINION: Capitol riot highlights the ongoing issues of racism and inequality in the US.
Stephanie Worsop: 2021 wishlist a reflection of the year that's been
Opinion: 2020 was a whole lot of bad but there were good bits too. Let's remember those.
Stephanie Worsop: Are the gaps in our knowledge getting worse?
Opinion: Everybody has gaps in their knowledge, what's yours?
Stephanie Worsop: Home ownership available to some, not all
Opinion: A rent to buy scheme could help fix the inequality in the housing market.
Has the housing market become impossible for first-home buyers?
Property experts weigh in on whether it's harder to get on the property market today.
Māori-owned Kohutapu Lodge launches long-awaited products in time for summer
It's been a tough year for Kohutapu Lodge but the owners are hoping for a busy summer.
Stephanie Worsop: The annual Christmas shopping challenge
Opinion: Christmas nears and once again I am completely stumped.
Tourism operators gear up for 'best summer in seven years'
Businesses are reopening with new offerings ahead of the busy summer period.
Stephanie Worsop: The truth about the dreaded 'first winter in daycare'
OPINION: People will warn you about how bad it is for kids but not how bad it is for you.
Stephanie Worsop: Winners and losers with more paid sick leave
Opinion: Increasing paid sick leave a double-edged sword for some.
Stephanie Worsop: Why trolls attacked Meghan Markle over miscarriage news
Opinion: Sexism and internalised misogyny has a role to play.
'Character and heart' attracts new owners to Abracadabra Cafe
The new owners have no plans to change the food and vibe of the beloved cafe.
Market magic: How budding entrepreneurs are getting their name out there
Covid-19 has pushed more people to support local businesses - but where do you find them?
Stephanie Worsop: For the love of concerts, get me those tickets
OPINION: The chance to buy tickets for an unexpected act reignited my concert fever.
'Tauranga takeover': Polytech defunds Student Pulse
The student association's manager says it will be a big loss to the institute.
Stephanie Worsop: Imagine only being allowed to rent a vehicle if you didn't eat in it
When paying good money for something, you expect to have similar liberties as the owner
Stephanie Worsop: Where's the variety in little boys' clothing?
Girls' clothing racks are full of brightly coloured shirts, bedazzled overalls and more.
Small business boom: Why Rotorua people are going out on their own
We speak to two businesswomen who have established their own businesses this year.
Stephanie Worsop: How big is too big for a first birthday party?
When a small birthday celebration turns into a full-blown party.
Airport Business Hub providing experience 'above and beyond'
People have been quick to back the new hub, signing up as members a week after opening.