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Singer Rio Panapa will ditch band for Sons of Zion return to Rotorua
New Zealand Herald
Sons of Zion vocalist Rio Panapa will be ditching the band and staying with whanau when they play in Rotorua next month. Panapa says his mum's home cooking and clothes-washing skills take him home every time. "The food is always better at home and ...

Is 5 new police enough for Rotorua? Candidates respond
New Zealand Herald
The three new Rotorua TCU constables go some way to reversing National's reductions in per-capita police numbers while in government, which resulted in a rise in offending in some categories in Rotorua. Meantime National is still failing to listen to ...

Rotorua robbery victims praise police as troops bolstered
New Zealand Herald
Retailers have praised Rotorua police's hard work in investigating and tracking down thieves and robbers, and say a lot of their results go unnoticed and under appreciated. This applause of local officers comes before Rotorua police are bolstered by an ...


Newstalk ZB
Police say they believe 'devastating' discovery of bodies in Mamaku Forest are missing Rotorua uncle and nephew
TVNZ
Rotorua Police say they can't yet provide any information on how two men died following the discovery of their bodies in Mamaku Forest yesterday afternoon, or whether officers are seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Drugs and gangs investigation in RotoruaNewstalk ZB
Bodies found in search for Rotorua pairNZCity
Bodies found in search for missing Rotorua uncle and nephewNewshub
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Opinion: Proposed rail service perfect timing
New Zealand Herald
A blueprint for a high-speed rail connecting Rotorua to Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga - half of the country's population - has been proposed by a transport advocacy group Greater Auckland. The trip would take two and a half hours and in that time you ...


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Rotorua Hospital issues warning for synthetic cannabis users
Stuff.co.nz
Rotorua Hospital's Emergency Department has dealt with 20 people affected by synthetic cannabis in the last 10 days. Lakes DHB Clinical Director Emergency and Medical Management Services, Dr Peter Freeman, said staff were very frustrated that many of ...

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 18 Aug 2017 
Haupapa St to close for raised crossing work
New Zealand Herald
According to the Rotorua Lakes Council website, the street would remain open to traffic however motorists would need to exit the same way they entered. The work, which included constructing a raised crossing between the council's Haupapa St carpark and ...

 18 Aug 2017 
Children take on Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
New Zealand Herald
The Rotorua junior event sold out and would probably grow more next year, she said. Rotorua Intermediate's Austin Lash, 12, who crossed the finish line first, said he took part in the challenge last year. He said he was surprised, when crossing the ...

 18 Aug 2017 
High-speed Auckland to Rotorua rail link proposed
New Zealand Herald
Imagine travelling from Rotorua to Auckland with no traffic, in comfort, and the ability to work, study, or watch a movie - all in two and half hours. It could be a reality, again. A blueprint for high-speed rail connecting Rotorua to Auckland ...

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 18 Aug 2017 
Rotorua writers weekend - an opportunity for aspiring writers
New Zealand Herald
Aspiring authors are invited to enjoy a weekend in Rotorua when the Writers' Groups host their Writers Weekend at the Shambles Theatre. "A feast for Rotorua writers", the weekend of September 9 and 10 will be an opportunity to hear from guest speakers ...

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