Final plan change in Awatarariki saga made

Two councils have approved a plan change to end human habitation in the area of Matata devastated by a debris flow in 2005 – the only question... Read More

Council security patrols continue

Rotorua Lakes Council security patrols are set to continue as safety in the city remains a key priority. Intermediate and longer-term actions are also... Read More

Bans from Rotorua Council facilities halve

Vaping in the library, an “alleged over-familiar conversation” with a female staff member and aggressive behaviour were among reasons people... Read More

BOPRC adopts flood protection bylaws

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has voted to adopt the Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws 2020. In a statement released overnight, Council says... Read More

Praise for BOPRC following independent review

  Experienced and balanced elected members, competent staff motivated to serve the public, and strong iwi partnerships are three areas highlighted... Read More

Surge in BOP electric vehicle registration

The number of light electric vehicles registered in the Bay of Plenty region continues to grow with 647 on the roads at the end of 2019. The latest... Read More

‘Dumbfounded’ dismay at kowhai tree removal

Jennifer Sandison scrimped, saved and "sacrificed a lot" to get on the property ladder. When she finally found her home, she fell in love... Read More

Council flood team striving to be better everyday

Learnings from the past coupled with modern technology are helping to ensure the region’s flood team can react quickly in an emergency. The Bay... Read More

Council faces legal battle on Marguerita St change

A decision to add kerb extensions, a pedestrian crossing and signs to a main Rotorua connector road could see the Rotorua Lakes Council defending itself... Read More

Tarawera Landing reserve upgrade announced

Rotorua's council wants your thoughts on a new concept plan for the redevelopment of Waitōharuru - Tarawera Landing. The Rotorua Lakes Council,... Read More

Upgrades planned for major Rotorua intersection

Plans to upgrade and improve Amohau St and State Highway 30A have been revealed by the NZ Transport Agency and will "...focus on improving access... Read More

Around $7 million spent on PR by councils & DHBs

Bay of Plenty local government organisations shelled out more than $7.4 million on communications and public relations last year - with the Tauranga... Read More

Sex work bylaw to be abandoned by council

A bylaw policing sex work in Rotorua will likely be revoked by the end of the month, following a decision made at a council committee meeting. On Thursday,... Read More

Tarawera property owners up for $33k bill

  The owners of around 450 properties at Lake Tarawera will be up for a $33,000 bill if the council decides to go ahead with a plan to connect... Read More

Council misses targets due to Covid-19 crisis

The Rotorua Lakes Council failed 43 per cent of its key performance targets in the last financial year, but the council says much of that is due to the... Read More