Scion wins research grant

The attempt to reduce waste gained impetus in Rotorua with added Government funding. Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage announced a... Read More

Tourism funding for Rotorua

Rotorua Lakes Council will be receiving $293,056 from Government in the third round of funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund - TIF, announced... Read More

Proposal to encourage CBD investment considered

Rates relief may be investigated as a potential incentive to encourage investment in the inner city as part of the next phase of revitalising Rotorua’s... Read More

Growth fund should look after strategy upkeep

Money allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund should also be set aside for maintenance, PGF Minister Shane Jones says. That is, he says, his expectation. He’s... Read More

More ground collapses at Rotorua fumerole

More ground has collapsed around the mud pool which burst to life in Rotorua on Tuesday morning. GNS scientist Brad Scott and Rotorua Lakes Council... Read More

Rotorua mud pool getting bigger

​​ The large mud pool which appeared in Rotorua on Tuesday morning is now getting bigger. Rotorua Lakes Council is reporting that more ground has... Read More

Police warn of ice on SH5, near Rotorua

Police are urging motorists to take care on State Highway 5 south of Rotorua. There is back ice on parts of the road, particularly in the Mihi area,... Read More

New specialist facility to boost kiwi numbers

The kiwi population is going to get a significant boost from a new state of the art kiwi incubation facility being constructed within the grounds of... Read More

Recycling praise from doubter

Less than a week after her decision to stand down, Karen Hunt came has received unexpected praise from one Rotorua councillor. Charles Sturt, once a... Read More

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

The annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti will begin over the next few days in which the lake will drop 100mm below its normal operating range. The lake is... Read More

Water clarity improvements detected in lakes

  A team led by senior scientist Doctor Moritz Lehmann at Xerra Earth Observation Institute and the University of Waikato has published an analysis... Read More

Work on boat ramp nears completion

Work on the Acacia Road boat ramp is nearing completion. Laying the remainder of the boat ramp slabs will run into this coming week, and all work should... Read More

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 summit tackling climate change

Today is the last day for the Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam – a three day event in Rotorua aimed at tackling issues of climate change this year. Run... Read More

Trapping programme a raging success at TRENZ

Rotorua Canopy Tours in conjunction with the Tourism Industry Association and the Department of Conservation, have successfully dispatched 123 rats,... Read More