Covid-19 cross sector response in Lakes community

With an increasing number of Covid cases in the community, Lakes DHB is urging the general public to get vaccinated and to follow the Covid-19 health... Read More

Water shortage for Rotorua

The Rotorua area is moving to level one of a water shortage event as Ngongotahā Stream reaches its lowest recorded flow since records began in 1975. Bay... Read More

Former police officer appointed to council role

Former Rotorua Police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi will take up a new role at the Rotorua Lakes Council. He has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes... Read More

Council mayhem, health chaos & political showdowns

As Local Democracy Reporting begins a new chapter under NZ On Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund and the new leadership of David Reid and Conan... Read More

Rotorua mayor made companion of QSO

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick has been made a companion of the Queen’s Service Order in the 2021 New Year’s honours. Chadwick has received... Read More

Consent issued for 197 lifestyle homes in Rotorua

Contractors have broken ground on a new lifestyle village along Pukehangi Road, ready to add 197 homes to the Rotorua housing supply. The new development,... Read More

Rotorua kicks off 100% vaxxed business campaign

Protecting the Rotorua community and its economy is the driving force behind a new Rotorua Chamber of Commerce campaign designed to get as many in the... Read More

Windy conditions causing havoc in Rotorua

Windy conditions are having an impact on Rotorua roads with trees and power lines down. Rotorua Lakes Council is asking people to drive carefully if... Read More

Live: Positive case visited Kawhia - Mayor

Ōtorohanga District Mayor Max Baxter says a person who visited Kāwhia has tested positive for Covid-19. Baxter says in a post on social media that... Read More

Geothermal activity closes road in Rotorua

Rotorua Lakes Council staff and contractors have successfully been able to quench a bore that was causing hot water and steam to come up through Hatupatu... Read More

Rotorua projects delayed by Auckland lockdown

Many of Rotorua's major projects, such as the lakefront, aquatic centre and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, have been delayed due effects... Read More

Rotorua landfill fees go up as much as 16 per cent

Many took the time during the latest alert level 4 lockdown to have a spring clear out and cut down on the clutter. Some who did were perhaps surprised... Read More

Pool to be returned to former glory

Kawerau's “jewel in the crown”, its free and geothermally heated pool, is expected to be steaming hot again soon, thanks to a council... Read More

Where is your favourite freshwater spot?

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council are running a fun lockdown challenge, with the winner receiving a GoPro Hero8. "We know it's lockdown and... Read More

Government water reforms impact unclear for some

Exactly what the Government’s proposed Three Waters Reforms might mean for the Hauraki District is still up in the air, but some things are clear... Read More