Long list of Maori vie for board

  Prominent Te Arawa Maori have offered themselves for election to Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board.   With 14 positions to fill, 23 candidates... Read More

Toi eyes political theatre

A prominent television personality is turning his talent to politics. He also the background for political fight. For Toi Kai Rakau Iti’s father... Read More

Proposal to encourage CBD investment considered

Rates relief may be investigated as a potential incentive to encourage investment in the inner city as part of the next phase of revitalising Rotorua’s... Read More

RDRR names new candidate

The Rotorua Districts Residents and Ratepayers group has moved swiftly to replace Peter Jones as a candidate for this year’s local body elections. The... Read More

Minister approves Lakefront project

Maori leaders must not frustrate plans to reshape Rotorua’s Lakefront. This message was delivered by Shane Jones, the Minster of Regional Economic... Read More

Style clash led to resignation

A clash of management styles has been cited as the reason for a candidate’s decision to stand as an independent in the Rotorua local body elections. Peter... Read More

Rotorua rates set for 4.8 per cent increase

  With a bit of breast beating, a harrumph from one or two councillors and figures to back performance, the Rotorua Lakes Council approved its... Read More

Work on Acacia Road Boat Ramp almost done

Work on the Acacia Road Boat Ramp is almost complete. A post on the Rotorua Lakes Facebook page says all three lanes and both jetties (minus some bumpers)... Read More

Rural school applauded by councillors

Did a mouse roar in Rotorua? Or did an elephant in the debating chamber overwhelm councillors? A comprehensive survey of traffic risks at Rerewhakaaitu,... Read More

Long Mile Road upgrade progresses

The middle section of Long Mile Road is currently being upgraded as part of the Whakarewarewa Forest development. This stage of the upgrade includes... Read More

Rotorua country school seeks speed reduction

An initiative to reduce the speed of vehicles going past country schools has earned praise from the Rotorua Lakes Council. A survey Rerewhakaaitu School... Read More

Child equity programme progresses ​​

Eden Chapman is seeing a difference in the students at Rotorua's Sunset Primary School just six months after the start of a pilot child equity... Read More

Recycling praise from doubter

Less than a week after her decision to stand down, Karen Hunt came has received unexpected praise from one Rotorua councillor. Charles Sturt, once a... Read More

Modern push to upgrade museum

The developed design phase of the beleaguered Rotorua Museum was continuing to be worked through, Rotorua Lakes Council learned this week. At last week’s... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council revenues ahead of budget

Rates capture, particularly water as a result of the hot summer, an improvement in general rates and collection of rates arrears has driven Rotorua Lakes... Read More