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Wood Treatment Specialists Converge on Australia and NZ
Like it or not, thermally and chemically modified wood along with wood plastic composites are now a commercial reality.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Sunset Road takes audiences on a coming-of-age journey
Summer, 1975. Rotorua, New Zealand ... Jimi Hendrix, motorbikes, ika mata and dawn raids... it's the scene of Tawata Productions' new play Sunset Road .
Acclaimed Israeli pianist to perform in Rotorua
Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua's Civic Theatre on 19 August.
Address to Zespri AGM
Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty - well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry - ladies and gentlemen.
Manawatu Evening Standard
Tem returns to childhood holiday spot
So much so that there is half-an-hour of compliments, handshakes and photo opportunities before the question can be asked: "What's a Rotorua boy doing in Takapuna?" His dad Laurie, elder brother of late entertainer Sir Howard Morrison, was playing for his Rotorua rugby club when he hosted a team from Takapuna.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Fine now - showers later
The north can expect spells of sunshine today, with single-digit temperatures making way for mid-teens this afternoon in Russell, Auckland, the Waikato, Rotorua and New Plymouth.
All-Star XV Who Could Be Playing for Nation of Their Birth at World Cup
Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby players have become globetrotting guns for hire, upping sticks to take up contracts in far-flung places.
The New Zealand Herald
Maungatapu car chase couple remain behind bars
An Auckland pair charged with being involved in a police chase from Papamoa to Maungatapu in a stolen Subaru Legacy yesterday remain behind bars this afternoon.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Don't let the hype sink the debate
Being the new president of Federated Farmers I want to ensure our discussions are informed by the facts no matter how unpalatable they may be.
The New Zealand Herald
Labour earmarks $200m for regional investment
Labour Leader David Cunliffe says a Government he led would invest up to $200 million over four years in development projects aimed at resuscitating flagging regional economies.
Let's live in ... Matamata
The land of Hobbits is also one of the most central, characterful rural towns our fair country has to offer ... You might want to join the Aucklanders pretending to be farmers on lifestyle blocks or retiring to newly built villas, as they make up roughly 40 per cent of those buying real estate in Matamata.
Local government remits show clear direction
Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick believes there is clear direction behind the latest remits about topical and important factors affecting local government in New Zealand.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Maori battleground
ANNETTE SYKES: "I'm never going to apologise for making poverty the enemy of Maori and I disagree that it's negative."
Spas and speedboats in Rotorua
It's that time of year when long holiday weekends are few and far-between and the weather isn't exactly playing ball.
CreationFest, 2014 winners announced
Passion and creativity took centre stage on Saturday night at the CreationFest gala awards show at the historic Blue Baths in Rotorua, where top entrants from Wearable Art, Short Film and Live Performance categories were awarded for their creative offerings.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Otago Daily Times
GST-free vegies, sugar tax called for
A sugar tax is needed before sweet deals make Otago residents obese, University of Otago researcher Associate Prof Tony Merriman says.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
NZ@Noon: Trolleys for disabled and stolen bagpipes
Harvey Ellis, 7, from Waikaraka, taking the new shopping trolley at Countdown Regent for a test drive.
Rotorua student's street seating design becomes reality
A Rotorua student's innovative creation for inner city public seating becomes a reality this evening [Thursday 17 July] when the prototype seat he designed is unveiled on the corner of Tutanekai and Eruera streets.
Telecom Rapidly Expands 4g Network
Telecom, soon to be Spark, is now delivering faster mobile connectivity to Rotorua and Whakatane residents and businesses, by switching its 4G network on in the area today.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Rotorua council first to adopt a 'Wood First' policy
The policy would be acknowledgement of the importance of the forestry and wood processing industries to district, regional and national economies.