GLO Festival 2020 cancelled

The Rotorua Lakes Council has decided to cancel this year’s GLO Festival due to uncertainty about hosting large events because of Covid-19. The... Read More

Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More

Two of eight ‘shovel ready’ projects gain funding

Despite high hopes for the creation of more than a thousand jobs, only two of eight Rotorua Lakes Council bids for shovel-ready funding have been granted.  On... Read More

Memorial Dr to close permanently

Memorial Dr - the road that links Fenton St to the lakefront - is to close permanently and will become a carpark and plaza as part of the Rotorua Lakefront... Read More

Public meeting for Ngongotaha Village projects

Significant local roading projects and a flood mitigation plan for Ngongotaha will be presented at a public meeting in the village next week. Ngongotaha... Read More

Behind the scenes at the Lakefront redevelopment

Rotorua Now reporter Matt Martin was allowed behind the fences at the Lakefront Redevelopment site yesterday to see how the job was progressing. Rotorua... Read More

Te Ahi Tupua - the details

Te Ahi Tupua, the sculpture built to stand at the southern gateway of Rotorua, was successfully moved to the Hemo Gorge roundabout on the weekend. Many... Read More

Long term learning at Toi Moana

  Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai - Nuture the seed and it will blossom   For many organisations, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has become an opportunity... Read More

Arts Centre design revealed - work to start soon

Construction on the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - that has been closed since November 2017 due to earthquake risk - could begin next month. According... Read More

UPDATE: Hemo sculpture could be up by Saturday

It's more than three years behind schedule and more than $200,000 over budget but now the Hemo gorge sculpture finally has a likely installation... Read More

Regional Council unlocks COVID-fund potential

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has agreed a raft of recommendations to unlock the community resilience and job creation benefits of its COVID-19 ‘shovel-ready’... Read More

Building consent changes - up to $30k in savings

Rotorua home improvement enthusiasts are collectively set to save about $30,000 in the next year, as a change to building consent rules will make it... Read More

Aquatic Centre 50m pool gets $7.5m upgrade

The Rotorua Lakes Council has approved a tender for the renovation of the 50m outdoor pool at the Aquatic Centre with construction due to start next... Read More

$1m Te Rākau Tū Pakari Fund applications open

Applications are now open for the Rotorua Lakes Council’s $1 million community wellbeing fund - Te Rākau Tū Pakari. The one-off fund aims to... Read More

Twenty per cent of Rotorua homes in poor condition

A Rotorua doctor says if there was one thing she could change to improve health in the district it would be warm, dry housing. Her comments come as... Read More