School's win in bid to protect kid’s privacy

A small Rotorua school that fought plans to allow higher buildings in its neighbourhood after finding human poo, drug paraphernalia and sanitary pads on its... Read More

Fears sewerage scheme could pollute sacred lake

A Rotorua iwi board is protesting the laying of a sewerage pipeline near a sacred lake which they fear is disturbing their tūpuna (ancestors) who are buried... Read More

Crumbling teeth or having a home?

Fix crumbling teeth or keep their home? A retired couple say they are weighing up their choices in the face of a potential $48,000 council bill. Local Democracy... Read More

Big Win: controversial $62m precinct plan shelved

Rotorua's council is moving to shelve controversial plans to put sportsfields and housing on a golf course as part of a $62 million proposal, with nearly... Read More

Plans to bring Wahlburgers to Tauranga

Hollywood heavyweight Mark Wahlberg's new restaurant in Queenstown has opened and is set to boost the city's international profile. Wahlburgers is the fastest-growing... Read More

New Zealand has two Arm-wrestler World Champions

Tauranga's Anton Van Der Westhuizen and John Leach, Gisborne, are the two men who waved the New Zealand Flag after winning the gold at the IFA World Arm-wrestling... Read More

Higher and drier - the cost of raising homes

New research shows that in some cases, lifting houses may be a cost-effective way to reduce intermittent flooding risk. Construction cost experts WT Partnership... Read More

Help decide the future of TECT Park

The well-loved, award winning TECT Park is now over 10 years old, and to celebrate, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council is looking to see what new activities... Read More

New ways of travelling ahead at Bay Link

With the Bay Link project working towards completion later this year, people travelling through the area will see changes to the road layout coming up more frequently.... Read More

Council decides fate of iconic museum building

Rotorua's council has voted to finish restoring the city's iconic museum building in spite of a steep cost rise — but aims to keep its share to its original... Read More

ClimateWatch: How August is shaping up is taking a look at the climate drivers influencing New Zealand's temperatures and rainfall. This is not a weather forecast but an... Read More

Council welcomes new cadet cohort

Starting a new job can be a mix of nerves and excitement, but for four local young people joining the Piki Ake cadetship programme, those nerves were eased with... Read More