Firearms collection events in Rotorua

Police are encouraging firearms holders in Rotorua not to leave it to the last moment and to hand in their prohibited firearm/s and part/s at collection... Read More

Mamaku farewells respected soldier

In its proud sawmilling history, the small Bay of Plenty hinterland village of Mamaku had seldom seen anything like the farewell to Jason Ducre, a distinguished... Read More

Strong leadership for new Infrastructure board

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced the inaugural board for the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga. Speaking at the annual... Read More

Oversized signs to be adjusted

  A hoarding advertising a Rotorua political bloc is considered too big and is to be adjusted to comply with local bylaws regarding sizes. The... Read More

Licensed premises to stay open for RWC2019

  The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby... Read More

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, says Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Contempt... Read More

OPINION: The dud census and effects for Rotorua

The dud 2018 census revealed last week can damage Rotorua, writes Ian McLean, a former National Party Cabinet Minister. In the 2018 census the collection... Read More

Seventeen contest Lakes District Health Board

The final nominations have been confirmed for the Lakes District Health Board 2019 triennial elections, with seventeen to contest the seven vacancies.... Read More

45 candidates contesting Rotorua Lakes Council

A total of 45 candidates are contesting this year’s Local Body Elections for Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations closed on Friday ahead of polling... Read More

Council seat Oscar’s prize

    A former high-profile tourism director Oscar Nathan is a late addition in the race for one of 10 seats on the Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations... Read More

Children are not ‘playthings’, says minister

  Steps are being taken to urgently address concerns around a system of care for children in New Zealand.   A public meeting of leading... Read More

Opening result of six years of healing

In 2013, the Environment Court delivered a damning conclusion against the residents of Lake Rotoiti who were seeking a waste-water scheme in their area.... Read More

$20m grant secures Bath House rebuild

A sum of $20 million package to expedite the upgrade of Rotorua Museum has been announced today. The announcement came on the iconic museums 111th 'birthday'... Read More

Check of Online Gambling regime

Ensuring that overseas gambling sites don’t undermine New Zealand’s rules is behind a public discussion document on online gambling launched... Read More

Rotorua candidate senses mood change

    A mood for change and “lack of a credible opponent” have driven Rob Kent to a second crack at the Rotorua mayoralty. Rob... Read More