Wood burner fires soon-to-be illegal in Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is taking the least line of resistance in penalising people using wood burners illegally. While fines of up to $750... Read More

Regional council issues solid fuel burner notices

  Rotorua residents living in what is term the ‘airshed’ have been issued with what seem to be a final fuel burner warning.   Dated... Read More

White Island background activity increases

Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show an increase in activity, with a level of uncertainty about what... Read More

Early morning quake not felt by many in BOP

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake happened early this morning 20km south of Tauranga. The weak quake happened at 5:44am and was 276km deep so wasn’t... Read More

Trio of earthquakes shakes BOP

People are reporting they have felt the earthquake which rattled the Bay of Plenty early this morning. According to GeoNet, a 2.5 magnitude earthquake... Read More

Wintry snap coming this week

Despite above average temperatures this weekend, another wintry snap is coming this week. WeatherWatch advise that as we head through Sunday even warmer... Read More

Young strike for climate in Rotorua

On a day of changing climates about 250 students marched to highlight climate change at Rotorua's Village Green today. The march was preceded by... Read More

Career opportunities for Rotorua tourism students

The fourth consecutive year of the New Zealand School of Tourism – NZST - Speed dating initiative has demonstrated the value of developing tourism... Read More

50th Conservation Week offers an activity for all

Planning for a multitude of conservation-themed events around Rotorua is well underway, with rangers anticipating Conservation Week 2019 will reach new... Read More

Regional Council makes progress on waterways

Central government’s new 'Action for Healthy Waterways' proposals are expected to help expand and advance Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s... Read More

Te Arawa backs freshwater recommendations

Te Arawa Lakes Trust has added its backing to the Iwi Leaders Group, supporting the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal report on National Freshwater... Read More

‘Petty politics’ blows housing development

  “Blurred lines” in relation to consents encouraged by the Government created feisty debate at the Rotorua Lakes Council’s final... Read More

‘Very rare’ shrub found in Rotorua forest

A falling tree in a 1000 year old forest has revealed the existence of a rare shrub. The shrub, Pittosporum kirkii, is one of four endemic to New Zealand... Read More

Rotorua goes batty

The Sanatorium Reserve is being reinvigorated as part of the long term plan, but the discovery of native long-tailed bats using the reserve meant that... Read More

Fed Farmers hails Court ruling as win for Rotorua

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability... Read More