Surge in BOP electric vehicle registration

The number of light electric vehicles registered in the Bay of Plenty region continues to grow with 647 on the roads at the end of 2019. The latest... Read More

‘Dumbfounded’ dismay at kowhai tree removal

Jennifer Sandison scrimped, saved and "sacrificed a lot" to get on the property ladder. When she finally found her home, she fell in love... Read More

Council flood team striving to be better everyday

Learnings from the past coupled with modern technology are helping to ensure the region’s flood team can react quickly in an emergency. The Bay... Read More

Council faces legal battle on Marguerita St change

A decision to add kerb extensions, a pedestrian crossing and signs to a main Rotorua connector road could see the Rotorua Lakes Council defending itself... Read More

Tarawera Landing reserve upgrade announced

Rotorua's council wants your thoughts on a new concept plan for the redevelopment of Waitōharuru - Tarawera Landing. The Rotorua Lakes Council,... Read More

Upgrades planned for major Rotorua intersection

Plans to upgrade and improve Amohau St and State Highway 30A have been revealed by the NZ Transport Agency and will "...focus on improving access... Read More

Around $7 million spent on PR by councils & DHBs

Bay of Plenty local government organisations shelled out more than $7.4 million on communications and public relations last year - with the Tauranga... Read More

Sex work bylaw to be abandoned by council

A bylaw policing sex work in Rotorua will likely be revoked by the end of the month, following a decision made at a council committee meeting. On Thursday,... Read More

Tarawera property owners up for $33k bill

  The owners of around 450 properties at Lake Tarawera will be up for a $33,000 bill if the council decides to go ahead with a plan to connect... Read More

Council misses targets due to Covid-19 crisis

The Rotorua Lakes Council failed 43 per cent of its key performance targets in the last financial year, but the council says much of that is due to the... Read More

Fears young vandals may be hurt at new library

There are fears people may be injured if break-ins continue at the Opotiki library construction site. Young people have broken into the construction... Read More

Opposition to Marguerita St closure overwhelming 

A proposal to close Marguerita St to through traffic or build "speed calming measures" on the partly residential road has been met with overwhelming... Read More

City guardians back on patrol

“Tri-bloody-umphant”.  That sums up how many inner-city business owners feel about a Rotorua Lakes Council u-turn that saw the return... Read More

Gambling and open spaces policies on RLC agenda

Gambling, recreational spaces and additional delegations for Pukehangi Heights commissioners will be discussed and decided upon at a Rotorua Lakes Council... Read More

Nepalese celebrate Dashain with special event

This evening the Nepalese Association in the Bay of Plenty will be celebrating Dashain in Paengaroa. The Hindu celebration will include musical performances,... Read More