Council CEO takes on new responsibilities

Rotorua's council has voted to hand most of its powers over to its chief executive while the district battles with the COVID-19 crisis. Councillors... Read More

BOPRC to keep general rates increases at zero %

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is shifting its focus from business as usual to essential services that will support communities through the coming weeks. It... Read More

Council to suspend Rotorua night markets

The Rotorua Night Market and Rotorua Farmers Market are suspended until further notice following the Government’s announcement that all events... Read More

Roadworks and detours around Rotorua

People travelling around the Rotorua region are being warned of potential road works that could cause some delays. Starting this week there are a number... Read More

Concept for Westbrook sports & recreation precinct

Rotorua Lakes Council is sharing the initial concept of a proposed sports and recreation precinct development in Westbrook, Taiwhanga Rotorua, which... Read More

Council to discuss rising costs

    The response to demands in such compliance and regulatory areas such as animal control, planning, consenting and policy advice has increased... Read More

City systems alerted to coronavirus

Rotorua is prepared to cope with the global coronavirus outbreak but the responsibility lies with outside agencies, says Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick... Read More

$14m funding for Village roundabout redesign

  A decision to allocate $14million to ease congestion at the Ngongotaha roundabout has drawn relief from Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.   Regional... Read More

$122k Te Tatau funding increase approved

  The Rotorua Lakes Council has approved an annual increase of $122,500 to Te Tatau o Te Arawa to assist in the running of its operation –... Read More

Urgent need to house homeless in Rotorua

  Four months of planning between interest groups has marked Rotorua as an urgent case to deal with homelessness in the city.   Minister... Read More

Respected BOP councillor loses cancer battle

Charles Sturt, the big enchilada of Rotorua politics who fought for the battler, died this morning. He turned 64 today. He died peacefully at his home... Read More

Iwi partnership strong in Rotorua

  A 2050 vision presented by the increasingly influential Te Arawa policy advisory board committee of the Rotorua Lakes Council, is receiving unexpected... Read More

Merepeka declines Waiariki offer

    High profile Rotorua politician, Merepeka Raukawa Tait, has declined an approach for a possible role in central government. Rotorua... Read More

Concert should be a cracker despite doubts

Rotorua Lakeside Concert’s annual concert at the end of the month will go ahead – but there are concerns whether it will be the cracker of... Read More

Reynold takes issue but at peace with the world

The new political year exploded this recently with the Rotorua Lakes Council handling of code of conduct matter against new councillor Reynold Macpherson. Reynold,... Read More