Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Nineteen-year-old wins Rotorua council seat

Last year Fisher Wang, aged 19, was a student at John Paul College; on Saturday he mastered in politics, winning a seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Rotorua... Read More

Steve Chadwick returns as Rotorua mayor

Rotorua’s incumbent mayor, Steve Chadwick, has been successful re-elected for a third term as mayor of Rotorua district, following the preliminary... Read More

Voters from affluent areas more likely to vote

Voters from affluent areas were more likely to vote in local body elections than those at the other end of the scale according to data from the 2016... Read More

Shots around the wicket – A tribute to Mr Sturt

  Charles Sturt is in the final week of his 33 years as a Rotorua Lakes councillor.   Ill health has forced him to retire. He is succumbing... Read More

Lakefront stage start imminent

The contract for the $16.8 million first stage of Rotorua’s lakefront development will start at the end this month. Rotorua Lakes Council’s... Read More

Mamaku bus service reinstated

A once-weekly return bus service is to start at Mamaku this month. The old sawmilling town has almost become a backwater in the Rotorua hinterland,... Read More

New look parks and reserves for summer

  A new skate park has been confirmed for construction at Kuirau Park in Rotorua.   Kuirau Park, which fringes the west end of the city,... Read More

CBD in Rotorua ‘dying’

The number of homeless in Rotorua streets formed the impression Rotorua is dying, says prominent Rotorua hotelier Reg Hennessy. Reg was speaking during... Read More

Rotorua Multicultural Hospice support group meets

Last week the Rotorua Multicultural Council had its first meeting of the Multicultural Hospice Support Group. “It was a historic day for the Rotorua... Read More

Mamaku sets scene for electioneering

  Infrastructure, lakefront re-development and rates will become major recurring themes in this year’s Rotorua local body elections. After... Read More

Mayoralty for the common good

Dennis Curtis slipped under the Rotorua Now radar when nominations closed on August 12 for the Rotorua local body elections in October. When nominations... Read More

Plan change in confidence

  A decision to delay public discussion on a Plan Change 10 affecting run-off in rural Rotorua areas has been blocked.   Known as PC10,... Read More

‘Petty politics’ blows housing development

  “Blurred lines” in relation to consents encouraged by the Government created feisty debate at the Rotorua Lakes Council’s final... Read More

Tributes for retiring Rotorua councillors

    Two retiring Rotorua councillors listened as mayor Steve Chadwick lauded their contribution to the community over many years. Charles... Read More