Four per cent targeted rates rise adopted

Accusations of “pork-barrelling” and “expansionism” formed the backdrop of the adoption of a four per cent targeted rates rise... Read More

City revitalisation strategy to be considered

A 30km/h CBD speed limit, the pedestrianisation of Tutanekai St and the removal of the green corridor cycleway are to be considered as part of Rotorua’s... Read More

Long Mile Road Visitor Centre designs shortlisted

The forest development project is back up and running with concept designs for the upgrade of the Long Mile Road Visitor Centre and possible commercial... Read More

Lizzie Marvelly appointed as museum director

Lizzie Marvelly is returning to her hometown as the new Director of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa. Already a household name in the world... Read More

“Phenomenal” funding for Rotorua roading project

A major Rotorua "shovel ready" roading project has received $55 million in funding from the Government. The announcement was made today by... Read More

Marguerita St road safety plans put to the public

Public consultation on a plan that could see Marguerita St closed to through traffic is now open. Early last month, Rotorua Now reported that the Rotorua... Read More

No fires allowed within 100m of neighbouring house

No properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of the neighbouring dwelling house. This is the new outdoor burning rule announced by the... Read More

More funding announced for key Rotorua projects

The Rotorua Museum redevelopment and Redwood Forest projects have received a $2.09 million boost in funding. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and... Read More

Overwhelming opposition to wastewater proposal

A former mayor has hit out at a proposal to outsource Rotorua’s wastewater management, one in a chorus of opposition to the idea. Kevin Winters... Read More

Road safety upgrades for Ngongotaha Village

A Ngongotaha Village advocacy group say they're pleased plans for road safety improvements will be released for public consultation after years of... Read More

By-election won‘t come cheap

Rotorua will be staring down the barrel of a by-election if popular third-term district councillor Tania Tapsell becomes a member of Parliament after... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council to begin to transition to Alert Level 1

People are being reminded to remain vigilant following the Prime Minister’s announcement, the country will move to Alert Level 1 from midnight... Read More

Tapsell to stand for National in the East Coast

  Popular Rotorua district councillor Tania Tapsell has been selected as the National Party candidate for East Coast in the upcoming... Read More

Possible Marguerita St closure up for consultation

Rotorua's council will consult the public over a plan that could see Marguerita St closed to through traffic due to safety concerns. The Rotorua... Read More

Free parking petition fails at final hurdle

A Rotorua business owner who launched a petition asking the council to introduce free parking in the CBD says she's disappointed the petition failed... Read More