Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s - TALT-  Biosecurity Officers... Read More

Regional council funding to help environment

Community and volunteer groups involved in climate change projects, sustainability work and water safety are some of those receiving $485,000 in funding... Read More

Ratepayers pay $200K legal fees over tyre dump

Ratepayers forked out more than $200,000 in legal fees over the almost six years it took to resolve a 2000-tonne tyre mountain left behind when a recycling... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council release Long-term Plan

Rotorua Lakes Council’s Long-term Plan sets some “mammoth” undertakings to address unprecedented challenges and move the district forward,... Read More

BOP Regional council to increase rates by 5.8%

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has signed off on its Long Term Plan and will invest around $1.86 billion over the next 10 years. Regional Council chairman... Read More

BOP regional council dispels rate rise fears

There are fears a move by the regional council to collect its own rates could see communities paying more. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council resolved... Read More

MP, former mayor call for independent review

Rotorua MP Todd McClay and former mayor Grahame Hall are calling for an independent review into Rotorua Lakes Council, with Hall saying in his view it... Read More

Today‘s TECT Park trail run with a foodie twist

If you’re a trail runner, walker, or just someone who loves to get outdoors and explore, the Generation Homes Fern Creek Trail event at TECT Park... Read More

Maori wards adopted by Rotorua Lakes Council

Maori wards will be adopted in Rotorua in time for the next local election. The decision was made by a full council meeting on Friday afternoon, right... Read More

Council staff owed $1M in unpaid holiday pay

Rotorua’s ratepayers will pay a $1 million bill for leave owed to council staff due to nationwide, long-standing issues with the Holidays Act. In... Read More

Western Bay wins Local Government supreme award

­ A commitment to returning ownership of a piece of Matakana Island to its ancestral owners has seen Western Bay of Plenty District Council take out... Read More

Maketu‘s new shared cycleway and walkway opened

It’s time to get and try out Maketu’s brand new shared cycleway and walkway.   The shared path was officially opened by Western Bay... Read More

Closed museum power generator cost almost $17k

Rotorua ratepayers are footing an almost $17,000 bill for a diesel-fuelled generator that was used to power the closed Rotorua Museum for four weeks... Read More

Funding subscription renewed for second year

Local community groups will have another year to take advantage of grant opportunities through a specialised subscription that enables them to tap into... Read More

Long-Term Plan consultation now open

Consultation on Rotorua Lakes Council’s 2021 – 2031 Long-Term Plan is now open. The Long-Term Plan (LTP) sets out what Council is proposing... Read More