Rotorua projects delayed by Auckland lockdown

Many of Rotorua's major projects, such as the lakefront, aquatic centre and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, have been delayed due effects... Read More

Rotorua landfill fees go up as much as 16 per cent

Many took the time during the latest alert level 4 lockdown to have a spring clear out and cut down on the clutter. Some who did were perhaps surprised... Read More

Pool to be returned to former glory

Kawerau's “jewel in the crown”, its free and geothermally heated pool, is expected to be steaming hot again soon, thanks to a council... Read More

Where is your favourite freshwater spot?

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council are running a fun lockdown challenge, with the winner receiving a GoPro Hero8. "We know it's lockdown and... Read More

Government water reforms impact unclear for some

Exactly what the Government’s proposed Three Waters Reforms might mean for the Hauraki District is still up in the air, but some things are clear... Read More

Council keen to get youth to say ‘YIP’

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is on the hunt for keen 16–25-year-olds to participate in decision-making and action. Applications opened... Read More

Regional council takes action on climate change

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council adopted a revised Climate Change Action Plan today today. The more we do to cut carbon emissions and build... Read More

Steve Chadwick to stand down after next election

Former NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau has thrown his hat in the 2022 Rotorua mayoralty ring after mayor Steve Chadwick confirmed she will not be standing... Read More

Covid-19 detected in New Plymouth wastewater

Earlier on Friday the Institute of Environmental Science and Research - ESR - reported there had been a positive Covid-19 test result detected from... Read More

Sharing flood expertise in the BOP

The topic of large scale flooding events is on the front of people's minds following a national flood management and forecasting seminar in Whakatāne... Read More

BOP to benefit from $160m water upgrade

  A $2.5 billion water reform package is expected to support local government and stimulate the local economy.   A total of $160,619,221... Read More

Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s - TALT-  Biosecurity Officers... Read More

Regional council funding to help environment

Community and volunteer groups involved in climate change projects, sustainability work and water safety are some of those receiving $485,000 in funding... Read More

Ratepayers pay $200K legal fees over tyre dump

Ratepayers forked out more than $200,000 in legal fees over the almost six years it took to resolve a 2000-tonne tyre mountain left behind when a recycling... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council release Long-term Plan

Rotorua Lakes Council’s Long-term Plan sets some “mammoth” undertakings to address unprecedented challenges and move the district forward,... Read More