Annual plan adopted in “challenging environment“

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Annual Plan 2022/23 in what chair Doug Leeder describes as a “challenging operating environment”. Leeder... Read More

Museum renovation: $30m could be added to project

The cost of renovating the Rotorua Museum could swell to as much as $83 million, creating a $30m funding shortfall, a document obtained by Local Democracy... Read More

Rotorua bus changes: Eleven routes down to five

A proposal that would see Rotorua’s 11 bus routes consolidated into five will soon be considered for adoption. A Bay of Plenty Regional Council... Read More

Regional Council rates can be paid by direct debit

Bay of Plenty Regional Council ratepayers will be able to set up a direct debit any time from the beginning of July through to October 19 to pay their... Read More

Rotorua Reserves proposal “based on anecdote”

Rotorua Lakes Council says some of its assessments of reserves tipped for housing is based on “anecdotal information”. One councillor says... Read More

Emergency housing: Targeted rate investigated

A special charge on emergency housing providers is being investigated but some are concerned it means the system in Rotorua will be long term. Rotorua... Read More

New infrared camera to detect illegal wood burners

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Compliance officers will start using new infrared camera technology to help detect illegal non-compliant wood burner use... Read More

Rotorua Library going fines-free from July

Rotorua Library is following the trend of about 19 others nationwide opting to remove fines on late books, in an effort to focus on literacy “enablement”... Read More

2022-2023 dog registration coming up

Dog registration invoices for the 2022-2023 year have now been emailed and posted out to all dog owners in the Rotorua district. Once residents receive... Read More

Tackling BOP Regional Council’s visibility issue

To combat the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s “invisibility”, it is taking a multi-faceted approach ahead of the Local Body Election... Read More

Council costs for development levy to hit $136,000

Legal and consultancy costs associated with a draft development contributions policy will reach at least $136,000, Rotorua Lakes Council expects. The... Read More

Council-controlled organisation to change name

Rotorua Economic Development, also known as Destination Rotorua, is changing its name to RotoruaNZ. The organisation’s representatives say the... Read More

Rotorua‘s reserves proposal scales next hurdle

A proposal to sell 10 Rotorua reserve sites is one step closer to public consultation after it cleared another hurdle in a split council vote. On Thursday,... Read More

Council floats developers’ contribution policy

A Rotorua developer believes a council proposal to charge developers for infrastructure growth would “kill the goose that lays the golden egg”... Read More

Tapsell announces run for Rotorua mayor

Tania Tapsell has entered the race for the Rotorua mayoralty with a promise to focus on stopping "the spend". Among the three-term Rotorua... Read More