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Experts warn a flu outbreak in Australia could easily spread here.

Rotorua locals warned to stay home as hospital reaches capacity

People with flu-like symptoms are better off in bed with fluids and paracetamol, a doctor says.

Funnel clouds are often accompanied by a strong sucking sound.

Watch: Tornado-like 'funnel cloud' above Rotorua stuns onlookers

They're formed in areas of "intensely low pressure".


House value growth slows across New Zealand

The regions remain affordable and in demand.

It's a yearly reminder of the sacrifice their relatives made for the country.

War memorabilia collection brings back memories for rest home residents

It's a yearly reminder of the sacrifice their relatives made for the country.


Rotorua tourism operators seeing record booking spikes with public holidays

"This year it seems to be off the charts."


62yo man's found in Rotorua stream

The deceased was discovered by a member of the public.

A heartrate monitor.

150 surgeries cancelled in Rotorua due to strike

Anaesthetic technicians will be walking off the job for a week.

Watch: Ephraim Beazley pleaded guilty to the murder of Xi Wang.

Xi Wang murder: Parents' heartfelt message about grandson

Wang's young son is said to be devastated, and constantly asks after his mother.

Watch: Ephraim Beazley pleaded guilty to the murder of Xi Wang.

Man who stabbed ex-partner to death as she held son jailed

Rotorua farmer Ephraim Beazley got life imprisonment for Xi Wang's murder.

Emergency services raced to the brutal accident.

One dead after horror motorcycle vs car crash near Rotorua

Emergency services raced to the brutal accident.

Rotorua Intermediate School

Teacher 'punched in head' outside Rotorua school

Yesterday's assault has left Alasdair Hay with severe headaches and requiring crutches.

Luke Coxon on The AM Show.

Health Minister vetoing DHB pay agreements, union claims

"It's completely illogical and it's mind-boggling. This strike should not be happening."


Watch: Tourist's heartwarming proposal on Rotorua zipline

Love is in the air.

Watch: In January, birds were found dead in Wellington after being decorated in festive tinsel.

Images show men suspected of shooting 'most endangered gull'

Do you know them?


Rotorua man's death investigated by police

Police have examined an Owhata property in relation to his death.

Last year forecasters predicted an abnormal l El Niño weather event for New Zealand over summer.

Hot weather on the cards as temperatures exceed 30degC

If you're planning on hitting the beach, the weekend is the time to go.

The results of the country's biggest ever homeless count were revealed in October.

Rotorua man's plan to open a homeless shelter in Auckland

After successin Rotorua and Taupo, organiser Tiny Deane was asked to provide one in Auckland.


As it happened: Vigils honour Grace Millane across New Zealand

The vigil in Auckland ended with the crowd singing 'Amazing Grace'.

"Dealing with people who are using solely through the criminal justice system hasn't worked."

Head Hunters member arrested over Rotorua meth dealing

Police have seized homes and high-end motor vehicles.

The Hawera Lions club deleted its Facebook page after using blackface in a parade.

Controversial Dutch character to appear at Rotorua market

Black Pete has been labelled racist, as the character requires people to paint their faces black.