‘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

Strong leadership for new Infrastructure board

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced the inaugural board for the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga. Speaking at the annual... Read More

OPINION: The dud census and effects for Rotorua

The dud 2018 census revealed last week can damage Rotorua, writes Ian McLean, a former National Party Cabinet Minister. In the 2018 census the collection... Read More

Support to legalise cannabis in decline

The prospect of ending wider cannabis prohibition looks increasingly unlikely. Over the last nine months, the percentage of New Zealanders who would... Read More

Council seat Oscar’s prize

    A former high-profile tourism director Oscar Nathan is a late addition in the race for one of 10 seats on the Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations... Read More

Election sign removal ordered

Rotorua Lakes Council has ordered the removal of a large election hoarding at a high-density traffic area. The sign was hoisted by the Rotorua District... Read More

Service for man of distinction in Rotorua

In one action over 25 years ago, John Raynor Cole JP ensured the prosperity of the wider Rotorua community. With power boards dis-established under... Read More

Councillor aspirant list grows

With two sitting councillors retiring, the bid for seats is turning in to a scramble. This week, the number of aspirants has increased to 20 for the... Read More

Opening result of six years of healing

In 2013, the Environment Court delivered a damning conclusion against the residents of Lake Rotoiti who were seeking a waste-water scheme in their area.... Read More

Council combine with mentoring organisation

The Rotorua Lakes Council have partnered with mentoring organisation Big Brother Big Sisters Rotorua to mentor children as part of the Child Equity Programme. Council... Read More

Govt investment to help reopen Rotorua Museum

Significant investment from two government funds will help reopen the Rotorua Museum, provide better care for and access to the Museum’s collection... Read More

Wastewater station launched at Rotoiti

A full-throated powhiri marked the final stages of a section of the East Rotoiti/Rotoma wastewater scheme today. Local politicians and residents attended... Read More

Long Mile Road upgrade progressing

  The Rotorua Lakes Council says progress is being made on Long Mile Road, and contractors are now preparing to begin the next section of work.... Read More

Dogs ‘regularly’ poisoned by rat bait

A Bay of Plenty vet is advising dog owners to beware when laying rat bait. Tony Austwick says unfortunately he regularly sees cases of rat bait ingestion... Read More

Asbestos hinders Soundshell demolition

Rotorua’s major platform of entertainment should come out of its shell within two weeks. High security fences closed the Soundshell from the public... Read More