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Man admits role in armed hold-up of Rotorua's BP Lynmore  New Zealand Herald

A man who has admitted his role in an armed hold-up of BP *service* station in Rotorua told the staff he and another man robbing the station were not robbing ...

Raise a glass to Rotorua-based Copperhead Road Distillery for more international recognition  New Zealand Herald

The distillery's Pure Heart Vodka received a gold award at the inaugural NZ Spirit Awards.

How Harry Potter and Shakespeare got Rotorua's John Paul College students to nationals  New Zealand Herald

Two teams of 16 John Paul College actors and directors did everything but break a leg at the regional Shakespeare competition and are now off to the national ...

Honey Comb named Rotorua's favourite hairdresser in The Hits Top Shops quest  New Zealand Herald

The busy bees at Honey Comb are buzzing after being crowned Rotorua's favourite hairdresser as voted by locals. Everyone has their favourite and The Hits is ...

Francisca Hawkes-Buchanan's family speak out after Rotorua surgeon Dr Blaithin Page sentenced over road death  New Zealand Herald

'Her injuries were too great to survive. It was not the death I envisaged for her, ever. '

Review: Who Killed Lucy The Poodle? is a classic New Zealand gothic yarn  The Spinoff

A lion escapes from the zoo and kills a Rotorua poodle. Weird story, but how did it actually happen? Jean Sergent watches Who Killed Lucy The Poodle?, ...

 21 May 2019 
Rotorua surgeon Dr Blaithin Page convicted of careless driving causing death of Francisca Hawkes-Buchanan  New Zealand Herald

Rotorua surgeon Dr Blaithin Patricia Page has been convicted and sentenced for careless driving causing the death of Francisca Hawkes-Buchanan. She hit the ...

 21 May 2019 
42 new state houses for Rotorua by early next year  New Zealand Herald

Everyone would love to live in a brand new home. It can now be revealed that 42 new state homes are being built in Rotorua, which are replacing up to 12 ...

 21 May 2019 
Small earthquake felt in Rotorua this morning  New Zealand Herald

Several people have reported feeling a small, 1.6 magnitude earthquake in Rotorua this morning. The tremor measured at 5km deep. GeoNet reported the ...

 21 May 2019 
'Distinctly Māori humour' - the Māori Sidesteps coming to Rotorua next month  New Zealand Herald

From bellies full of laughs to a twist on modern and classic beats, Rotorua is in for a treat when the Māori Sidesteps come to town. The Māori Sidesteps will ...

 21 May 2019 

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