Tackling BOP Regional Council’s visibility issue

To combat the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s “invisibility”, it is taking a multi-faceted approach ahead of the Local Body Election... Read More

Council costs for development levy to hit $136,000

Legal and consultancy costs associated with a draft development contributions policy will reach at least $136,000, Rotorua Lakes Council expects. The... Read More

Council-controlled organisation to change name

Rotorua Economic Development, also known as Destination Rotorua, is changing its name to RotoruaNZ. The organisation’s representatives say the... Read More

Rotorua‘s reserves proposal scales next hurdle

A proposal to sell 10 Rotorua reserve sites is one step closer to public consultation after it cleared another hurdle in a split council vote. On Thursday,... Read More

Council floats developers’ contribution policy

A Rotorua developer believes a council proposal to charge developers for infrastructure growth would “kill the goose that lays the golden egg”... Read More

Tapsell announces run for Rotorua mayor

Tania Tapsell has entered the race for the Rotorua mayoralty with a promise to focus on stopping "the spend". Among the three-term Rotorua... Read More

Family harm calls to emergency housing motels

One third of the 120 family harm calls a week in Rotorua are to emergency housing motels, the council says. The comments were made by Rotorua Lakes... Read More

Council to oppose application for judicial review

Rotorua Lakes Council will strongly oppose an application for Judicial Review of a Rotorua Lakes Council decision to submit the Rotorua District Council... Read More

Regional councillor abused for tā moko

A tā moko artist wearing a headlamp and blue surgical gloves hunched over Stacey Te Pohue Rose's face, wiping the surplus ink away with a tissue. Stacey... Read More

Stormwater: Council funding application progresses

Rotorua Lakes Council’s application to the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund for stormwater projects to enable housing has been... Read More

BOP Regional Council‘s carbon neutral goal

An encouraging start is how Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is describing the progress it is making towards reducing corporate greenhouse gas... Read More

Rotorua Lakefront toddler play space open

The new dedicated toddler play space at the Rotorua Lakefront is now complete and open for tamariki to enjoy this weekend, following a karakia led by... Read More

Govt responds to Three Waters working group

Council ownership of water entities has been confirmed by the Government as part of the Three Waters Reform. The majority of the 47 recommendations... Read More

Rotorua hits ‘pause’ on controversial bill

Rotorua council has pressed “pause” on its controversial Māori wards bill, with Labour retracting its support. Thursday’s announcement... Read More

Councillor resigns during stormy meeting

Rotorua district councillor Peter Bentley has resigned from the council effective immediately in a fiery exchange with mayor Steve Chadwick. At a full... Read More