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Thousands turn out for Rotorua's first Mudtopia Festival

Sometimes mud can be the bane of your life - but at Mudtopia, it was the guest of honour.

Autistic man Nigel Peterson.

Search continues for missing autistic man

Nigel Peterson, 33, was last seen more than a week ago.

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Grave fears for missing autistic man

He fled from his carers five days ago and needs daily medication.

Nigel Peterson.

Police seek missing man in Rotorua

Police are appealing for sightings of a missing autistic man in Rotorua.

Police say members of the community are giving them information on his location.

Murupara police car thief escapes after thrilling foot chase

Police say members of the community are giving them information on his location.

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Rotorua schools offer NCEA police studies

The new subject will help high school students prepare for entry to police college.

Simon Frank believed he was the Messiah.

Wellington killer believed he was 'the Messiah' - judge

He's been found not guilty of his wife's murder on account of insanity.

Bloomers was named after the puff of white plumage around his legs.

Rare white-feathered kiwi hatches in Rotorua

Bloomers was named after the puff of white plumage around his legs.

Raymond Fleet, 51, and his 25-year-old nephew James, were reported missing in August and their bodies discovered in Mamaku Forest seven days later.

Fleet double murder accused appear in Rotorua court

In total the accused face 21 charges.

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Five arrested in connection to double death

Raymond and James Fleet were found dead in Rotorua's Mamaku Forest.

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Rotorua Airport could be introducing four-lane access

It would cost a fourth-term National Government up to $100 million.

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Motorcyclist crashes after being pursued by police

A motorcyclist has been left with life-threatening injuries in a crash after a police chase in Rotorua.

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Businesses caught selling booze to teens

Alcohol stores in Rotorua have been selling liquor to minors.

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Drugs, gangs not ruled out in double death

Raymond and James Fleet were found in dense bush north-east of Rotorua.

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Bodies found in search for missing Rotorua uncle and nephew

Police are treating the deaths as suspicious.

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Man forced out of work by injury to set up homeless shelter

Tiny Deane plans to house 30 rough sleepers in Rotorua out of his own pocket.

The pair were reported missing by family members last Tuesday, and were last seen at their family home last Monday.

Rotorua uncle and nephew missing for a week

Police are treating the disappearance as suspicious.

Synthetic cannabis bears little resemblance to the real thing.

Mayor shocked as synthetic drugs reach Rotorua

Steve Chadwick is pledging to wash her town clean.

Two teens have been arrested over Murupara attack.

Two teens arrested over Murupara attack

The shop owners were treated by ambulance officers for minor injuries.

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Rotorua police seek sightings of missing uncle and nephew

The younger man has a distinctive 'Codys' tattoo.