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Two men try to lure Rotorua schoolgirls into white van
New Zealand Herald
Two men have tried to lure girls into their white van in Rotorua, and police say they have "significant concerns" as to their intentions. Rotorua police are seeking public help to identify the two men after three girls reported two separate approaches ...

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 22 Aug 2017 
Funerals for James and Ray Fleet to be held in Rotorua on Thursday
New Zealand Herald
The funerals for James and Raymond Fleet will be held on Thursday in Rotorua, a week after it was announced their bodies had been found. They were returned to family yesterday afternoon, police said. The pair, who were last seen on August 7, were found ...

 22 Aug 2017 
Police Notebook: Be on the lookout for black market cigarettes and tobacco
New Zealand Herald
Rotorua police crime prevention manager Inspector Stuart Nightingale said the thieves forced open a door in the early hours of Sunday and targeted the cigarettes and tobacco. "It is a significant burglary and a problem for the business to have these ...

 22 Aug 2017 

New Zealand Herald
Pollen storm turns Blue Lake yellow
New Zealand Herald
... dumped hundreds of litres of yellow paint in the lake. But further investigation revealed a mass of pollen was responsible for the change of colour. Holiday park owner Sheryl Murray was still giggling when the Rotorua Daily Post talked to her this ...

 22 Aug 2017 
Opinion: Take up Rotorua's bilingual challenge
New Zealand Herald
I recently attended the hui launching the start of the bilingual journey for Rotorua. Na reira, nga mihi nui ake nei ki a tatou katoa i raro i te korowai o te Kaupapa nei, ara ko te reo Maori. Na te putunga o te reo Maori e tatou, ka puta mai hoki nga ...

 22 Aug 2017 
Fashion designers representing Rotorua at Australia
New Zealand Herald
Two Rotorua fashion designers have partnered with Destination Rotorua to show off the city's culture to international trade delegates at an event in Sydney. Kharl Wirepa and Mereana Ngatai left for Australia yesterday. "We will be providing a world ...

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 22 Aug 2017 
Letters: Is cost of train link justified?
New Zealand Herald
It would seem that grandiose plans are being presented to the public regarding a high-speed rail system from Auckland to various centres, including Rotorua. Whilst initially received favourably by your readers and tourism operators etc - it leaves me ...

 22 Aug 2017 
Rotorua Lakes Council staff move to Sportsdrome as $3.9m upgrade continues
New Zealand Herald
Rotorua Sportsdrome's conference room is now home to a team of council staff, as a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Civic Centre continues. Renewal of the Haupapa St Civic Centre was approved in the 2015-25 Long-term Plan with $3.9m allocated in ...

 21 Aug 2017 
Squash: Landers-Murphy leads Bay of Plenty to historic win
New Zealand Herald
The team was led by Rotorua's Amanda Landers-Murphy in Auckland at the weekend. The current Bay of Plenty Player of the Year has just come off an exceptional World Doubles Championships where she defended her title with Joelle King. Joanna Shanks ...

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 21 Aug 2017 
Most Bay people satisfied, but trust, loneliness concern
New Zealand Herald
Its purpose is to measure individuals' perceptions of their lives, looking beyond purely economic reasons. Statistics New Zealand was able to break the figures down for the wider Bay of Plenty, but the number of respondents in smaller areas, such as ...

 21 Aug 2017 

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