Steve Chadwick to stand down after next election

Former NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau has thrown his hat in the 2022 Rotorua mayoralty ring after mayor Steve Chadwick confirmed she will not be standing... Read More

Covid-19 detected in New Plymouth wastewater

Earlier on Friday the Institute of Environmental Science and Research - ESR - reported there had been a positive Covid-19 test result detected from... Read More

Sharing flood expertise in the BOP

The topic of large scale flooding events is on the front of people's minds following a national flood management and forecasting seminar in Whakatāne... Read More

BOP to benefit from $160m water upgrade

  A $2.5 billion water reform package is expected to support local government and stimulate the local economy.   A total of $160,619,221... Read More

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