Council

Council say Mount smiley face is here to stay

In a decisive response to the commnity's resounding voice, Tauranga City Council has reached a verdict on the fate of Mount Maunganui's iconic smiley... Read More

Food safety officers’ worst NZ finds

Tummy bugs, foreign objects and poor food-handling hygiene - the results of bad food safety can quite literally turn the stomach. To avoid this, those serving... Read More

Roaming dogs, rates rises and dirt bikes

Residents of a Bay of Plenty town have spoken out about roaming dogs, children on motorbikes, the state of the roads, and pending rates rises during a community... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council summer interns

Rotorua Lakes Council summer intern Kahotea Gardiner epitomises the whakataukī (proverb); kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua (I walk backwards into the future... Read More

Inland Revenue service comes to Te Puke Library

Te Puke residents no longer need to travel to Tauranga for an in-person appointment with an Inland Revenue advisor. From Tuesday, February 13 onwards, they... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council summer interns

Rotorua Lakes Council summer intern Kahotea Gardiner epitomises the whakataukī (proverb); kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua (I walk backwards into the future... Read More

What Tauranga & Rotorua councils earn from parking

Tauranga City Council and Rotorua Lakes Council each have thousands of car parks. Some are free, some are paid, and others are free but time-limited. Both... Read More

Ingenuity provides eels with safe sea pathway

New Zealand's first home-grown fish-friendly flood pump, commissioned by Waikato Regional Council, has successfully passed a 1.2-metre-long shortfin eel. The... Read More

Fatigue pit stop creating safer journeys

Rotorua Lakes Council is hosting a fatigue pit stop today to raise road safety awareness aimed at reducing fatal and serious road crashes. Helen van Beek,... Read More

Re-established Youth Council appointed

Eleven young locals have been selected to serve our community on the 2024 Rotorua Youth Council. A total of 37 individuals applied and Mayor Tania Tapsell,... Read More

Fears sewerage scheme could pollute sacred lake

A Rotorua iwi board is protesting the laying of a sewerage pipeline near a sacred lake which they fear is disturbing their tūpuna (ancestors) who are buried... Read More

Boatie hospitalised after public ramp injury

*Warning: This story contains graphic images. A boatie fears he could lose his foot to infection after stepping on corroded metal at a council-maintained... Read More