Today‘s TECT Park trail run with a foodie twist

If you’re a trail runner, walker, or just someone who loves to get outdoors and explore, the Generation Homes Fern Creek Trail event at TECT Park... Read More

Maori wards adopted by Rotorua Lakes Council

Maori wards will be adopted in Rotorua in time for the next local election. The decision was made by a full council meeting on Friday afternoon, right... Read More

Council staff owed $1M in unpaid holiday pay

Rotorua’s ratepayers will pay a $1 million bill for leave owed to council staff due to nationwide, long-standing issues with the Holidays Act. In... Read More

Western Bay wins Local Government supreme award

­ A commitment to returning ownership of a piece of Matakana Island to its ancestral owners has seen Western Bay of Plenty District Council take out... Read More

Maketu‘s new shared cycleway and walkway opened

It’s time to get and try out Maketu’s brand new shared cycleway and walkway.   The shared path was officially opened by Western Bay... Read More

Closed museum power generator cost almost $17k

Rotorua ratepayers are footing an almost $17,000 bill for a diesel-fuelled generator that was used to power the closed Rotorua Museum for four weeks... Read More

Funding subscription renewed for second year

Local community groups will have another year to take advantage of grant opportunities through a specialised subscription that enables them to tap into... Read More

Long-Term Plan consultation now open

Consultation on Rotorua Lakes Council’s 2021 – 2031 Long-Term Plan is now open. The Long-Term Plan (LTP) sets out what Council is proposing... Read More

Rotorua‘s Long-term Plan proposals revealed

A possible end to the famous Rotovegas motel strip, a $7500 charge on new developments and a total yearly spend of $1.13m on community safety. These... Read More

Rotorua rates rise proposed: 9.2 per cent in 2022

Rotorua will see a nearly 9.2 per cent rates increase in 2022, and an average rates rise of 3.8 per cent over the following nine years, if a draft Long-term... Read More

Confidential council forums under the spotlight

When is a meeting not a meeting? That’s the question a Rotorua businessman has put to the Ombudsman’s Office over Rotorua Lakes Council’s... Read More

Free bus fares for the mobility impaired

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana has confirmed people with mobility impairment will be able to travel on the region’s buses for free from... Read More

Rotorua safety: $500k and more cameras proposed

Half a million dollars each year may be funnelled into ensuring community safety in Rotorua. Rotorua Lakes Council will also consider extending CCTV... Read More

New flood and drainage bylaws in BOP

  People who live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage areas in the Bay of Plenty may need to check out... Read More

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