Crumbling teeth or having a home?

Fix crumbling teeth or keep their home? A retired couple say they are weighing up their choices in the face of a potential $48,000 council bill. Local Democracy... Read More

Council issues Spa Lodge dangerous building notice

Twenty people have been moved out of a Rotorua lodge issued two dangerous building notices in a week - the first for dead-bolting residents in at night. The... Read More

High Court judgement: Fluoridation work paused

Rotorua Lakes Council has paused work to fluoridate its water supply after a preliminary High Court ruling the mandate to do so is unlawful. "I am resisting... Read More

Principals' warning over new housing

Rotorua school principals are concerned their schools will not be able to support burgeoning student numbers from new housing developments in the city. Hundreds... Read More

Community safety hub up and running

Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell has officially opened the Rotorua Inner City Community Safety Hub. Together with Police and other community safety partners,... Read More

Big Win: controversial $62m precinct plan shelved

Controversial plans to put sportsfields and housing on a Rotorua golf course have been shelved as the council moves away from a $62 million proposal with nearly... Read More

Speed limit U-turn: ‘Tailored’ approach

Rotorua's council has taken a U-turn from a 'blanket” approach to reducing speed limits and will instead work with schools to set them. It will also... Read More

Unsafe: Mayor targets 14 accommodation businesses

Rotorua's mayor is targeting motels, hostels and backpackers that might be operating unsafely by taking in long-term tenants as the council aims to crack down... Read More

Ombudsman ‘concerned’ about transparency

The Chief Ombudsman is 'deeply concerned” about Rotorua Lakes Council's commitment to transparency after investigating closed-door workshops. Peter... Read More

New window: Pensioner’s joy after two year wait

After two years of petitioning her council landlord to replace her deteriorating windows, pensioner Mary Smith's home is warm and draught-free. Smith's new... Read More

‘Quite extraordinary’: Homeless refuse help

Nine homeless people in Rotorua have rejected offers of help - and could face being trespassed from the city's reserves. The rough sleepers refused help because... Read More

Time limits considered for unrestricted car parks

Commuters may lose unrestricted parks in central Rotorua as the council considers time limits for parking in three locations. Earlier this year, elected members... Read More