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  • Transported to another part of the world

    It was an absolute pleasure to be transported to the remote town of Almost, Maine as John Paul College students brought to life a range of romantic moments.

  • ‘Magnificent’ businesses vie for gongs

    Forty-seven finalists have been announced for this year’s Tompkins Wake Rotorua Business Awards.

  • LIBRARY CORNER Anne Frank exhibition on at library

    It was nearly two years ago when the offer to host the Anne Frank: Let me be myself exhibition at Te Aka Mauri first presented itself.


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  • Musicians compete for cash

    After two cancelled events thanks to Covid, talented musicians finally get the chance to compete for $2800 in prizes at a long-standing Rotorua scholarship competition.

  • Educating migrants on police role

    An upcoming seminar for migrants aims to help raise awareness of the police’s role and ways of keeping and feeling safe in New Zealand.

  • Why millennials appreciate wool

    Athree-year study into the perceptions of wool has found efforts to build the industry’s sustainability credentials are transforming how millennial consumers perceive the fibre.

  • Proud Kaitao principal snaps up children’s art at auction

    An impressed Rotorua principal has bought back his own pupils’ artwork from an auction supporting the local museum.

  • Instrument failures hinder monitoring of volcanic island

    Near real-time monitoring of Whakaari/White Island has been lost with the failure of instruments on the volcanic island.

  • Games make you proud to be a Kiwi

    It was a nice finish to the Commonwealth Games earlier this week as our local squash star Amanda Landers-Murphy won another gold medal, a moment all her family and friends will be so proud of.

  • Collective action making an impact

    Rotorua’s Chantelle Cobby has been announced as one of the Impact Awards winners, with the awards celebrating extraordinary young New Zealanders.

  • What’s On in Rotorua

    ■Until August 24: Family History Month activities. Range of activities and workshops at Rotorua Library. For details go to library website. Free.

  • EDITORIAL Keeping memories on track

    Hi everyone, I hope you have had a great week and are keeping well and healthy.

  • Blues and barbies sizzle at Lakefront

    Get ready for the smells and sounds of the first New Zealand Blues and BBQ Festival to be held at Rotorua’s Village Green.


    Sports awardsNominations are now open for the 2022 Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards. The awards are an opportunity for schools, clubs and regional sports organisations to nominate volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes from throughout the region who have achieved exceptional results in the last 12 months. Nominations close at noon on October 8. Nominations can be submitted online at...

  • The stars align for Ambrosia

    This winter the inaugural Rotorua Matariki Dish Challenge saw 11 local eateries create dishes that highlighted the region’s food while celebrating Matariki — and the winner of the challenge was Ambrosia Bar & Restaurant.

  • Partnership to empower our region’s youth

    Electricity distributor Unison Networks has formed a new partnership with the Graeme Dingle Foundation to support and empower local youth in Rotorua and Hawke’s Bay.



  • Recyled garments hit runway

    Recycled items were given a new lease of life and were paraded down the runway in the form of garments by local designers and dressmakers, all for a local cause.

  • Celebrating our sporting success

    Nominations are now open for the 2022 Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards.

  • Dancing for Hospice judges announced

    There are just two weeks left until Harcourts Dancing for Hospice, and this year’s judges will have a tough job, as hours of preparation has gone into getting all dancers onto the big stage.

  • Ko te pūtahi o te ātamira taku tūranga rangatira

    Me he mohoao rānei koe e noho ki muri i ngā rākau nui o te nehenehe e noho puku nei i ngā tūāhuatanga katoa o te ao, tērā pea kātahi nei koe ka rongo ka tae mai te whakakitenga ataahua ko The Color Purple ki konei ā te Māhuru. Ko te pānuitanga, kai te pukamata kua eke noa atu ki te kotahi tekau mā wha mano tangata, kua eke ki te toru rau e rima tekau ngā tūtakitakinga whaihoki kua tae ki te rua...

  • Te reo action series game changer for producer

    Psst ... Have you seen what’s happening on Māori+, the digital platform of Whakaata Māori.

  • What’s On in Rotorua

    ■ Until Sunday, August 7: A View from the Stars: Re-Purposed Maps Exhibition. Rotorua Library. Open during library hours (Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 4pm). Free.

  • PURAKAU E noho mātārae ana a Matuatonga

    He kōwhatu atua kūmara a Matuatonga, he whakapa-koko i utaina mai i Hawaiki kia whakatō te kūmara ka hāria ki waenga ki te iwi i ngā wā tika. Ka karakiangia ngā kakano me ngā aha noa atu, kātahi ka whakatōkia ngā kakano me ngā hua ki te oneone. Nō Poronēhia, nō Hāwaiki Tawhitiareare, nō Nukutere, nō Ahuahu, nō Maketu tēnei tikanga. He tikanga nā ngā tūpuna, nā ngā kaumātua, nā ngā pakeke e ora...



  • Ka haere te mātātahi, ka noho te mātāpuputu

    He ahakoa he taiohi tā tātou pōtiki, he wahine kaha, he ngākau pono ki te oranga tonutanga o te taiao, nā reira ka toko ake te whakaaro ki te ngākau o Matariki Mihinui-Maxwell ki te kore tētehi mā wai atu? He mōhio hoki nōna me whakatakoto rautaki atu i te porotēhi, me tae ā tinana ki te tēpu whakarite rautaki ki te kore e tāea te noho ki te tēpu me hau atu rānei ki te rūma e hurihuri ana ngā...


    Thumbs Up■ To the Kuirau Park Saturday Market. There are always such great stalls to see and delicious food trucks to enjoy from. The last couple weekends the market has been so busy too which is great to see.

  • Olive cooks up a win at competition

    Olive Ona is sharpening her knives and prepping for her toughest competition yet.

  • Music helps lighten dark, heavy subject

    Unless you’ve been isolating with absolutely no contact with the outside world, you would have heard the buzz about town, now, of The Color Purple Musical headed to our stage in September. The cast list release on Facebook, alone, has reached more than 14,000 people, has had over 350 engagements and nearly 2000 clicks.

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