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  1. InterContinental Hotels follows in footsteps of Lady GagaRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Scoop

    InterContinental Hotels Group has become the first hotel group in Australasia to use interactive social media platform Shuttlerock to engage with its customers. Shuttlerock was successfully launched last week for IHG hotels Crowne Plaza Auckland and Holiday Inn Rotorua, and is due to be launched for Crowne Plaza Queenstown and Holiday Inn Auckland Airport next month .


  2. Trick star back on home turf for Nelson's BikefestRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Nelson Mail

    Professional freeride mountain biker Kelly McGarry, who back flipped 72 feet across a canyon during the Red Bull Rampage last year, is coming home for next year's Bike Fest Nelson. The professional freeride mountainbiker sits 18th on the FMB world rankings, finished 11th in the diamond series and just last year he flipped 72 feet across a canyon in Utah.


  3. SH5 Rotorua - emergency works completeRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Scoop

    The NZ Transport Agency has reopened all lanes on State Highway 5 in Rotorua, after sealing a large hole that developed on the route last week. The hole was discovered on SH5 near Utuhina Bridge last weekend, and meant contractors had to close the northbound lane of the highway so they could excavate the area.


  4. Petrol price battle at the pumpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Manawatu Standard

    The price of 91-octane dropped to $1.72 at Gull stations in Palmerston North yesterday morning before rising by 10 cents at midday. Gull New Zealand general manager Dave Bodger said Palmerston North had one of the lowest petrol prices in the country yesterday.


  5. Whangarei, Hamilton and Rotorua Services CommenceRead the original story

    Yesterday | Scoop, the new fast, friendly and affordable city to city express coach operator, extends its services today, adding Whangarei, Rotorua and Hamilton to its list of North Island regional destinations and departure points. Just four weeks on from its maiden journey, has strengthened regional transport links, and now services eight North Island towns, says company CEO Geoff Norman.


  6. Kia ora: WhakataneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The New Zealand Herald

    Where is it? In the Eastern Bay of Plenty, a little over an hour's drive from Rotorua or Tauranga and 293km from Auckland. Origin of name? In the 12th century, the Mataatua Waka arrived and, while the men went ashore to investigate, the waka began to drift out to sea.


  7. Te Arawa partnership decision historic and pragmaticRead the original story

    Thursday | Scoop

    A decision by Rotorua Lakes Council to support in principle an iwi partnership model that would include two Te Arawa representatives on its key standing committees, is both an historic commitment to a genuine partnership with iwi, and a pragmatic acknowledgment that the wider community should have a say, says Mayor Steve Chadwick. Today's council meeting [Thursday 18 December] voted to support in principle a Te Arawa proposal that would see the establishment of an iwi board sitting outside of the council structure to replace the council's former Te Arawa Standing Committee.


  8. Fog in Auckland causes flight delaysRead the original story

    Thursday | The Otago Daily Times

    Flights departing Auckland bound to Queenstown, Taupo, Kaitaia, Gisborne, Whakatane, Bay of Islands, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wanganui and Nelson have all been delayed. Flights arriving in Auckland from Christchurch, Wanganui, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, and Bay of Islands, have all been delayed.


  9. Giant snapper give fishers a busy dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The New Zealand Herald

    Big snapper, like this one caught in the Hauraki Gulf are turning up off the east and west coasts. Photo / Geoff Thomas While the west coast is still firing with some large snapper coming in, the other side has also picked up.


  10. Weather makes North Island farmers happy, South Islanders sadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Manawatu Evening Standard

    North Island farmers have been singing in the rain, while many of their South Island counterparts continue to search the heavens for moisture-laden clouds. Urban dwellers on the north side of Cook Strait are also grumbling after numerous blustery, grey and damp days during the so-called early summer so far.


  11. Free insulation for 100 Rotorua rental propertiesRead the original story

    Wednesday | Scoop

    Rotorua landlords are being urged to take up an offer of free insulation for their rental homes through the Government's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme. Rotorua Lakes Council is working with Right House Limited, which installs the insulation on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority , to insulate 100 rentals in the city.


  12. Green Light for New Auckland Kart ComplexRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Scoop

    Christmas has come early for the Auckland KartSport community with word from the Otara-Papatoetoe Board that they have been given the green light to begin work on the Colin Dale Park motorsport complex near the airport. "This is fantastic news and it could not have come at a better time," said Bob Cunningham, who with local man Ian Hodgson has been working on a plan to build an international standard kart track at the park for the past seven years."


  13. Queenstown housing nearly NZ's least affordableRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Otago Daily Times

    Queenstown remains one of the least affordable areas in New Zealand, while Dunedin homes are among the most affordable across 25 urban districts around the country. While pressure on affordability went up alongside rising house prices in November, interest rates remain on hold and banks are fighting for their market share of mortgages, the Roost home loan affordability report for November says.


  14. NZ@Noon: 'Strange objects' and a traversing tabbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The New Zealand Herald

    Strange objects in the sky in Rotorua and an adventurous tabby cat in Ekatahuna are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today. An Ekatahuna tabby cat found it's way into quite the tangle after trapping itself in a towering pine tree.


  15. Waikato school principal denies child sex image chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Te Waotu School Board of Trustees employment subcommittee chair Megan Ranger talks about the impact of child pornography allegations against the school's principal Bruce Darroch. Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch has pleaded not guilty to four child sex exploitation charges, including possession of 500 photographic images of "male and female children in various states of dress, undress and/or sexual activity" at Rotorua District Court today.


  16. Principal denies child sex image chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Waikato Times

    Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch has pleaded not guilty to a raft of child sex image charges at Rotorua District Court today. Darroch, 49, faces four counts of distributing objectionable material, that relate to supplying photographs of a sexual nature featuring a boy under the age of 10. Darroch, who has a 26-year teaching career, is the principal of Te Waotu School, a small rural school of about 127 pupils 10km from Putaruru.


  17. Nearly 1400 students graduating from Canterbury UniversityRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Scoop

    The ceremonies will be held tomorrow and Friday with 1376 graduands receiving their degrees, diplomas and certificates in person. Eighty-three students from UC's College of Education graduated at a ceremony in Rotorua last week.


  18. Stourbridge News: Stourbridge Hobbit fan "in disbelief" after meeting hero director Peter JacksonRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    Kyle Pedley, left, with Jed Brophy, who starred in all of Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films Kyle Pedley at the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at London's Leicester Square. Kyle Pedley learns about traditional Maori culture before playing his part in a ceremonial welcome in Rotorua.


  19. Christmas weather forecast looks grimRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    MetService's 10-day forecast, released today, shows the main centres can expect rain, showers or cloud on the day. Auckland would likely get some showers, northeasterly winds and a high of 21C, while the main centres in Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty were all likely to get rain.


  20. Gearing up for an Epic Road Trip from Top to Tip of NZRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Scoop

    The first two Tesla Model S cars to arrive in New Zealand have seen a good chunk of this beautiful country, even though they landed only a few short weeks ago. Recently returned from the Evolocity event in Christchurch, Model S owners Carl Barlev and Steve West spent the weekend with their cars and families at an off--grid bach north of Auckland.