CBD in Rotorua ‘dying’

The number of homeless in Rotorua streets formed the impression Rotorua is dying, says prominent Rotorua hotelier Reg Hennessy. Reg was speaking during... Read More

Rotorua Multicultural Hospice support group meets

Last week the Rotorua Multicultural Council had its first meeting of the Multicultural Hospice Support Group. “It was a historic day for the Rotorua... Read More

Mamaku sets scene for electioneering

  Infrastructure, lakefront re-development and rates will become major recurring themes in this year’s Rotorua local body elections. After... Read More

Mayoralty for the common good

Dennis Curtis slipped under the Rotorua Now radar when nominations closed on August 12 for the Rotorua local body elections in October. When nominations... Read More

Plan change in confidence

  A decision to delay public discussion on a Plan Change 10 affecting run-off in rural Rotorua areas has been blocked.   Known as PC10,... Read More

‘Petty politics’ blows housing development

  “Blurred lines” in relation to consents encouraged by the Government created feisty debate at the Rotorua Lakes Council’s final... Read More

Tributes for retiring Rotorua councillors

    Two retiring Rotorua councillors listened as mayor Steve Chadwick lauded their contribution to the community over many years. Charles... Read More

Oversized signs to be adjusted

  A hoarding advertising a Rotorua political bloc is considered too big and is to be adjusted to comply with local bylaws regarding sizes. The... Read More

Stock fears at hill climb rally

  An objection has been lodged against a proposed temporary road closure for a motorsport event in the Rotorua Hinterland on Sunday, September... Read More

Seventeen contest Lakes District Health Board

The final nominations have been confirmed for the Lakes District Health Board 2019 triennial elections, with seventeen to contest the seven vacancies.... Read More

Fed Farmers hails Court ruling as win for Rotorua

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability... Read More

45 candidates contesting Rotorua Lakes Council

A total of 45 candidates are contesting this year’s Local Body Elections for Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations closed on Friday ahead of polling... Read More

Council seat Oscar’s prize

    A former high-profile tourism director Oscar Nathan is a late addition in the race for one of 10 seats on the Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations... Read More

Councillor aspirant list grows

With two sitting councillors retiring, the bid for seats is turning in to a scramble. This week, the number of aspirants has increased to 20 for the... Read More

Opening result of six years of healing

In 2013, the Environment Court delivered a damning conclusion against the residents of Lake Rotoiti who were seeking a waste-water scheme in their area.... Read More