Wood burner fires soon-to-be illegal in Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is taking the least line of resistance in penalising people using wood burners illegally. While fines of up to $750... Read More

Regional council issues solid fuel burner notices

  Rotorua residents living in what is term the ‘airshed’ have been issued with what seem to be a final fuel burner warning.   Dated... Read More

First cadet announced for Kawerau Pathway to Work

  The first cadet employed under Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau or ISK’s Kawerau Pathways to Work Cadetship programme has been announced.... Read More

Rotorua council finances supported by rating

The continued retention of its Fitch AA-credit rating has buoyed the Rotorua Lakes Council. At its first full meeting today since October 12’s... Read More

Women dominate Rotorua council

    In a first for Rotorua, and possibly New Zealand for a council of this size, women have been appointed to all posts at council sub-committee... Read More

Rotorua Museum Project update

Rotorua Lakes Council Arts & Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, give his monthly update on the Rotorua Museum strengthening and redevelopment project.... Read More

Leeder reappointed to chair of BOPRC

Doug Leeder has been elected unopposed to a further term as Chairperson of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana. Councillor Jane Nees has also... Read More

Rotorua‘s youngest councillor still in shock

Fisher Wang had just finished his shift at McDonald's when the phone call that changed the 19-year-old's life came.  It was 2pm on Saturday... Read More

Straight shooter Gould loses seat

    Former Rotorua councillor Mark Gould is leaving with the usual magnanimity of one who has served the community for more than 15 years,... Read More

Rotorua’s new political star

    Dennis Curtis, the last of four mayoral candidates to furnish his nomination, added to an animated campaign in Rotorua. Though he polled... Read More

Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Nineteen-year-old wins Rotorua council seat

Last year Fisher Wang, aged 19, was a student at John Paul College; on Saturday he mastered in politics, winning a seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Rotorua... Read More

Steve Chadwick returns as Rotorua mayor

Rotorua’s incumbent mayor, Steve Chadwick, has been successful re-elected for a third term as mayor of Rotorua district, following the preliminary... Read More

Voters from affluent areas more likely to vote

Voters from affluent areas were more likely to vote in local body elections than those at the other end of the scale according to data from the 2016... Read More

Shots around the wicket – A tribute to Mr Sturt

  Charles Sturt is in the final week of his 33 years as a Rotorua Lakes councillor.   Ill health has forced him to retire. He is succumbing... Read More