Free Sunday afternoon music in Government Gardens

People are being encouraged to bring along a picnic and a rug and settle in to enjoy free local entertainment as Music at the Band Rotunda returns to... Read More

Two election returns sought

  Two Rotorua candidates have failed to file expenses returns for the 2019 local body elections.   While several candidates filed their... Read More

Councillor calls mayor‘s leadership authoritarian

An outspoken Rotorua Lakes councillor has labelled the mayor's leadership as "authoritarian". Reynold Macpherson says he believes the... Read More

Council conduct breach alleged

    A new councillor is the subject of a formal complaint of a possible breach of the Rotorua Lakes Council’s code of conduct. But... Read More

Security tight for Rotorua New Years‘ Eve festival

Security for the annual Rotorua New Year festival on Tuesday, December 31, has been tightened. The Rotorua GLO Festival 2019 entertainment event will... Read More

Grand Piano Gifted to John Paul College

With alterations well underway in the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - SHMPAC, the destiny of four grand pianos has been decided. One, a... Read More

Contractor announced for Rotorua projects

With construction beginning next year on Rotorua Museum and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, leading New Zealand firm, Hawkins, has been... Read More

Contract awarded for stage 2 of development

The first contract for Stage 2 of the lakefront development has been awarded to Waiotahi Contractors. This contract is to complete the enabling works... Read More

Unruliness in CBD leads to debate

A confrontation with “feral youths” in which knives were brandished in the Rotorua CBD had its sequel at a local council meeting yesterday. Hotelier... Read More

People, wellbeing council priorities ​​

People and wellbeing will be at the heart of a range of work for the Rotorua Lakes Council in the new term. And the creation of “liveable communities”... Read More

Councillor salary scales recommended

At first glance, it looks a case of the last shall be first and the first shall be last as councillor salary scales appear to be set in Rotorua. For... Read More

Lakes DHB top job to Jim Mather

Jim Mather, who has served as chief executive officer of three organisations over the last 16 years, has been appointed the new chairman of the Lakes... Read More

‘Ambassadors’ to patrol free camp sites

Rotorua i-Site staff members have been assigned as camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district. But it seems the ambassadors will... Read More

Reduce chat to shorten meetings urged

    Rotorua Lakes Council meetings could be much shorter if councillors cut the chat. But will democracy will be best served? That was... Read More

Mayor belatedly accepts report

  Lateness prevented new councillor Reynold Macpherson from tabling “seven concerns” yesterday over an Audit signing off of council... Read More