Rotorua Mayor mentorship with Tuia representative

Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell has started the Tuia leadership programme with her newest Tuia representative, Maringi James. Tuia is a national leadership programme... Read More

Business community shares desire to see vibrancy

'Improving”, 'potential”, 'stagnant”, and 'beautiful” are how some describe Rotorua in one word. The city's tourism organisation calls... Read More

First of LTP hearings hosted at a marae

A successful day is how Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Chair has described the first day of Long Term Plan hearings held at Huria Marae.... Read More

Whangamatā youth festival hits council hurdle

A multi-day youth music festival that could attract thousands of people to Whangamatā over Christmas and the new year has received opposition from authorities. Ollie... Read More

Rates hike for holiday rentals ‘beggars belief'

A Rotorua bed and breakfast owner says a council plan targeting holiday rental homes 'beggars belief” as some hosts face rates increases of 180 per cent. Rotorua... Read More

Understanding Rotorua's costly water dilemma

Rotorua is wrestling with a costly dilemma facing many councils: How to keep the pipes flowing after years of what one councillor describes as 'chronic underspending”.... Read More

Rotting lake weed takes over Rotorua's lakefront

Rotorua's lakefront has been blanketed by rotting lake weed, with one passerby calling the odour "rancid". Recent stormy weather has washed ashore swathes... Read More

Widow pleads for husband’s dream to be realised

The widow of a former Rotorua councillor is pleading with the council not to shelve her late husband's long fought-for dream of a new skatepark as it looks to... Read More

BOPRC 10-year plan: BOP regional parks poised

Rotorua and Katikati could be home to two new potential regional parks proposed in the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's plan for the next 10 years. Whether... Read More

Gardeners, grave diggers set to get living wage

Rotorua's gardeners and grave diggers, who went on strike for five days, will soon receive a living wage. Seventy-five employees of Rotorua Lakes Council-controlled... Read More

Rotorua ratepayers face 10.24% rates rise

Rotorua ratepayers are facing a potential average 10.24 per cent rates rise in what one council leader describes as 'by far the most challenging” draft... Read More

Rotorua MP seeks extra police for the city

Rotorua MP Todd McClay says he has no qualms about calling in police reinforcements to deal with gangs. New special search powers are now available to police,... Read More