Lakes DHB top job to Jim Mather

Jim Mather, who has served as chief executive officer of three organisations over the last 16 years, has been appointed the new chairman of the Lakes... Read More

‘Ambassadors’ to patrol free camp sites

Rotorua i-Site staff members have been assigned as camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district. But it seems the ambassadors will... Read More

Reduce chat to shorten meetings urged

    Rotorua Lakes Council meetings could be much shorter if councillors cut the chat. But will democracy will be best served? That was... Read More

Mayor belatedly accepts report

  Lateness prevented new councillor Reynold Macpherson from tabling “seven concerns” yesterday over an Audit signing off of council... Read More

Connecting with youth in Rotorua

    A ‘connector’ – pou whakapiri – to ensure youth voices are heard and services are linked has been appointed by... Read More

First stage of lakefront construction underway

Stage one of the lakefront redevelopment has started well with contractors already making great progress. The temporary pathway between the lakefront... Read More

Roger Gordon from Rotorua to Cambridge

In the annals of ‘where are they now?’ Rotorua folk may like to know the imposing frame of Roger Gordon is casting even longer shadows in... Read More

Opotiki council has all-woman leadership team

As well as being New Zealand's only Māori mayor, Lyn Riesterer is leading Opotiki Council's first all-woman leadership team. Opotiki District... Read More

Closer Government ties promised

The Government is seeking better central government agency alignment and partnerships with local government to address local issues to achieve better... Read More

Wood burner fires soon-to-be illegal in Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is taking the least line of resistance in penalising people using wood burners illegally. While fines of up to $750... Read More

Regional council issues solid fuel burner notices

  Rotorua residents living in what is term the ‘airshed’ have been issued with what seem to be a final fuel burner warning.   Dated... Read More

First cadet announced for Kawerau Pathway to Work

  The first cadet employed under Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau or ISK’s Kawerau Pathways to Work Cadetship programme has been announced.... Read More

Rotorua council finances supported by rating

The continued retention of its Fitch AA-credit rating has buoyed the Rotorua Lakes Council. At its first full meeting today since October 12’s... Read More

Women dominate Rotorua council

    In a first for Rotorua, and possibly New Zealand for a council of this size, women have been appointed to all posts at council sub-committee... Read More

Rotorua Museum Project update

Rotorua Lakes Council Arts & Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, give his monthly update on the Rotorua Museum strengthening and redevelopment project.... Read More