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'Idiot': Naked Rotorua man takes shower in car wash

Video of his bizarre bathing session has now gone viral.

Up to 50 people have been turning up to Tiny Deane's shelter every night.

Safety behind 'inhumane' Rotorua homeless shelter closure, council says

Up to 50 people have been turning up there each night.

A duck boat

Kiwi duck boat operator says Missouri tragedy wouldn't happen in NZ

Seventeen people died when a duck boat sank in Missouri this week.


Aziz visits Rotorua's Redwoods forest

He was there for The AM Show's last day on tour.


The AM Show's Aziz out and about in Rotorua

He's exploring the city while the show is on tour.

It says the building doesn't have consent to be used as accommodation.

Rotorua Lake Council blocks homeless from sleeping at shelter

It says the building doesn't have consent to be used as accommodation.

The Rosedale Superette.

Police looking for man behind Rotorua hammer attack

He attacked a shopkeeper and made off with an armful of cigarettes.

Tiny Deane opened the shelter a month ago.

'No sleeping is allowed': Homeless kept awake over shelter's building consent issues

"They weren't too happy... I saw a security guard get punched in the face."

A playground.

Rotorua opens first English and Māori playground

The local Mayor says kids won't be the only ones that benefit.


Man dies at Rotorua's Polynesian Spa

A 68-year-old man was pulled from the water just after 1pm.


What's good about Rotorua?

Mayor Steve Chadwick spoke to the AM Show hosts.

Tauranga's Farmer Auto Village.

'You little Māori': Tauranga car salesmen stood down

Dealership calls customer to apologise, as two employees are made to leave the business.

More than $546 million in prizes was won in 2017 with Lotto, Powerball and Strike.

Lotto won by Rotorua player

They'll take home the first division prize of $1 million.

An Auckland man bought two winning tickets for a single draw in April.

Lotto results: Half a million each for winners

Saturday night's first division prize has been split between Auckland and Rotorua.

Nigel Peterson

Search back on for missing autistic man

New information means police can continue their search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson.


Rotorua storm damage may take months to fix

Civil Defence controller Stavros Michael says there's no quick fix after last week's deluge.

Nigel Peterson ran away from his caregiver in November 2017.

Investigation reopened into missing autistic man

Nigel Peterson has been missing for 167 days - but police have resumed their search.


Volcanologist labels Rotorua sinkhole the biggest he's ever seen

The 20m-deep cavern is three times bigger than anything else Brad Scott's seen.

At least 20 houses were flooded in Rotorua after heavy rain.

Rotorua residents were trapped in trees, tractors in deluge

A record amount of rain caused chaos in the town.

A lightning strike in Te Puke has killed a dog and split a huge tree, sending a branch through a young girl's window.

Lightning strike kills dog, splits redwood tree in Te Puke

A falling branch smashed through a child's window moments after her parents pulled her from bed.