Council

Changes coming for BOP dam owners

Dam owners in the Bay of Plenty are being reminded to prepare for new regulations. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is updating its existing policy... Read More

Changes coming for BOP dam owners

Dam owners in the Bay of Plenty are being reminded to prepare for new regulations. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is updating its existing policy... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council: average rates rise 11.4%

Claims of 'budget blowouts” and sewerage scheme 'mismanagement” have prompted a Rotorua councillor to back a community request for a 'thorough investigation”. Rotorua... Read More

Rangitāiki River stopbank construction completed

Construction on a 1.25km section of Rangitāiki River stopbank next to Thornton Beach Road is now complete. This upgrade is part of Toi Moana Bay of Plenty... Read More

Rotorua Mayor mentorship with Tuia representative

Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell has started the Tuia leadership programme with her newest Tuia representative, Maringi James. Tuia is a national leadership programme... Read More

Business community shares desire to see vibrancy

'Improving”, 'potential”, 'stagnant”, and 'beautiful” are how some describe Rotorua in one word. The city's tourism organisation calls... Read More

First of LTP hearings hosted at a marae

A successful day is how Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Chair has described the first day of Long Term Plan hearings held at Huria Marae.... Read More

Whangamatā youth festival hits council hurdle

A multi-day youth music festival that could attract thousands of people to Whangamatā over Christmas and the new year has received opposition from authorities. Ollie... Read More

Rates hike for holiday rentals ‘beggars belief'

A Rotorua bed and breakfast owner says a council plan targeting holiday rental homes 'beggars belief” as some hosts face rates increases of 180 per cent. Rotorua... Read More

Understanding Rotorua's costly water dilemma

Rotorua is wrestling with a costly dilemma facing many councils: How to keep the pipes flowing after years of what one councillor describes as 'chronic underspending”.... Read More

Rotting lake weed takes over Rotorua's lakefront

Rotorua's lakefront has been blanketed by rotting lake weed, with one passerby calling the odour "rancid". Recent stormy weather has washed ashore swathes... Read More

Widow pleads for husband’s dream to be realised

The widow of a former Rotorua councillor is pleading with the council not to shelve her late husband's long fought-for dream of a new skatepark as it looks to... Read More