Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Nineteen-year-old wins Rotorua council seat

Last year Fisher Wang, aged 19, was a student at John Paul College; on Saturday he mastered in politics, winning a seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Rotorua... Read More

Road user bill hikes after road safety failures

Road users are set to foot the bill for improved safety inspections, after years of patchy oversight and dodgy warrants of fitness. The government said... Read More

Govt levels electricity playing field

Consumers will benefit from changes to the electricity market that will see a level playing field for smaller independent retailers. Minister Megan... Read More

Congested field for trustee seats

A total of 30 candidates will contest six positions for the 2019 Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elections in November. Nominations closed today. The... Read More

Firearms collection events in Rotorua

Police are encouraging firearms holders in Rotorua not to leave it to the last moment and to hand in their prohibited firearm/s and part/s at collection... Read More

Mamaku farewells respected soldier

In its proud sawmilling history, the small Bay of Plenty hinterland village of Mamaku had seldom seen anything like the farewell to Jason Ducre, a distinguished... 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

Oversized signs to be adjusted

  A hoarding advertising a Rotorua political bloc is considered too big and is to be adjusted to comply with local bylaws regarding sizes. The... Read More

Licensed premises to stay open for RWC2019

  The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby... Read More

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, says Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Contempt... 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

Seventeen contest Lakes District Health Board

The final nominations have been confirmed for the Lakes District Health Board 2019 triennial elections, with seventeen to contest the seven vacancies.... Read More

45 candidates contesting Rotorua Lakes Council

A total of 45 candidates are contesting this year’s Local Body Elections for Rotorua Lakes Council. Nominations closed on Friday ahead of polling... 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