“Phenomenal” funding for Rotorua roading project

A major Rotorua "shovel ready" roading project has received $55 million in funding from the Government. The announcement was made today by... Read More

Marguerita St road safety plans put to the public

Public consultation on a plan that could see Marguerita St closed to through traffic is now open. Early last month, Rotorua Now reported that the Rotorua... Read More

No fires allowed within 100m of neighbouring house

No properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of the neighbouring dwelling house. This is the new outdoor burning rule announced by the... Read More

More funding announced for key Rotorua projects

The Rotorua Museum redevelopment and Redwood Forest projects have received a $2.09 million boost in funding. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and... Read More

Overwhelming opposition to wastewater proposal

A former mayor has hit out at a proposal to outsource Rotorua’s wastewater management, one in a chorus of opposition to the idea. Kevin Winters... Read More

Road safety upgrades for Ngongotaha Village

A Ngongotaha Village advocacy group say they're pleased plans for road safety improvements will be released for public consultation after years of... Read More

By-election won‘t come cheap

Rotorua will be staring down the barrel of a by-election if popular third-term district councillor Tania Tapsell becomes a member of Parliament after... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council to begin to transition to Alert Level 1

People are being reminded to remain vigilant following the Prime Minister’s announcement, the country will move to Alert Level 1 from midnight... Read More

Tapsell to stand for National in the East Coast

  Popular Rotorua district councillor Tania Tapsell has been selected as the National Party candidate for East Coast in the upcoming... Read More

Possible Marguerita St closure up for consultation

Rotorua's council will consult the public over a plan that could see Marguerita St closed to through traffic due to safety concerns. The Rotorua... Read More

Free parking petition fails at final hurdle

A Rotorua business owner who launched a petition asking the council to introduce free parking in the CBD says she's disappointed the petition failed... Read More

Pukuatua St parking building revamped 

Rotorua's CBD parking building has undergone some improvements to provide users with an easier, more modern and cost-effective experience, according... Read More

Polynesian Spa postpones fee increase

Rotorua's council has agreed to increase admission fees at the Polynesian Spa, but spa management says it's not the time to put up prices and... Read More

New boat ramps for Lake Rotoiti

Traffic congestion and parking issues will be eased shortly for boaties using the Gisborne Point East boat ramp to access Lake Rotoiti. Work began last... Read More

Tourism guides working on different kinds of trail

A collaboration between Rotorua Lakes Council and the Rotorua Trails Trust has provided a brief respite for a group of local tourism workers facing Covid-19... Read More