Weed removed from Lake Okataina

The weed cordon that excluded boats from the Motuwhetero arm of Lake Ōkataina last week has been removed. Two weed cordons were originally erected... Read More

Rotorua building picks up two major awards

Rotorua has picked up two major architectural awards in the NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty architectural awards. The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts... Read More

Council discusses Rotorua Airport traffic issues

Rotorua Airport’s financial health is music to local councillors’ ears. But what of the safety aspect? Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick noted... Read More

Freedom fund ‘relief’ for council

  The Government’s $8 million investment into freedom camping allowed for “responsible reaction” following Friday’s announcement... Read More

Couple to share story of working in Myanmar

Ross Becker and Moira Fraser will be speaking about their experiences working in Myanmar at the Rotorua Library in June. The Kiwi couple describe their... Read More

Progress on talks to secure museum funding

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says discussions with senior ministers to secure Central Government funding for the strengthening and restoration of the... Read More

Road open after downed tree blocked access

Rotorua Lakes Council’s contracting crews are completing the final stages of clean up along Hamurana Road after a large tree blocked vehicle access.... Read More

Rotorua councillor recovers to stand again

  One of Rotorua’s most seasoned politician has announced he will stand for re-election for the Rotorua Lakes Council in the October local... Read More

Wintertime air quality issue in Rotorua

Rotorua has a wintertime air quality issue caused by smoke from home heating fires. “The smoke affects the health of our community, especially... Read More

Tamariki‘s ideas come to life in playground design

Ideas from tamariki are coming to life in new Lakefront playground designs Elected members were updated on the Rotorua Lakefront development at today’s... Read More

Cycleway under review not closure

    The cyway through the Rotorua CBD is not going to close but improvements related to safety would be revised. At a full Rotorua Lakes... Read More

CyWay controversy overlooks quality route

It was Good Friday. Thankfully. For the previous two weeks had not been good for the Rotorua Lakes Council. Councillors were told the grim but not surprising... Read More

Rates increase proposed for Rotorua

    Rotorua ratepayers are facing an average rate increase of 4.9 per cent, the Rotorua Lakes Council has confirmed. The message was solidified... Read More

Social media election protocols outlined

Sitting councillors were given an outline of what is expected of their use of social media during this year’s local body election campaign. The... Read More

Asbestos issue weighs on Rotorua council

Asbestos has been found in three areas of the Rotorua museum. The Rotorua Lakes Council is presently working with consultants for safe removal. But... Read More