Community devastated by fire at St John's Church in Rotorua - New Zealand Herald

Juveniles were seen running from St John's Church moments before it caught fire, police have confirmed. Senior Sergeant Denton Grimes of Bay of Plenty police said the fire investigator was still on the scene, determining the cause of the blaze. He said ...

Church fire threatened houses - Radio New Zealand

Rotorua firefighters did well to keep a massive fire from spreading to a residential area, the city's deputy mayor says. It took 12 fire crews from around the Rotorua district to bring the fire under control. Photo: Supplied / Leroy Chan. Last night's ...

Fire destroys Rotorua church - NZCity

Rotorua residents are mourning the loss of St John's Church, which was hit by a major fire and faces demolition. 9 February 2017. Investigators are headed to the scene of a blaze that's torn through Rotorua's St John's Presbyterian Church as residents ...

People seen running from suspicious blaze at Rotorua church - Stuff.co.nz

Young people were seen running from the scene of a suspicious and fast-burning fire that left a long-standing Rotorua church gutted. The blaze is thought to have been deliberately lit although that was yet to be confirmed by fire investigators and ...

'They lit up the church' - witness describes seeing boys setting fire to beloved Rotorua church - TVNZ

Investigators will return to a church in Rotorua this morning after it was destroyed in a "heartbreaking" fire. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE ...

Iconic Bay church burns to the ground - SunLive

Supplied photo. Watch the video posted on Facebook below of smoke and flames billowing from the fire. UPDATED 7.43OPM: St John's Church in Rotorua has burnt to the ground after being engulfed in flames earlier this evening. Flames and black smoke ...