City guardians back on patrol

“Tri-bloody-umphant”.  That sums up how many inner-city business owners feel about a Rotorua Lakes Council u-turn that saw the return... Read More

Gambling and open spaces policies on RLC agenda

Gambling, recreational spaces and additional delegations for Pukehangi Heights commissioners will be discussed and decided upon at a Rotorua Lakes Council... Read More

Nepalese celebrate Dashain with special event

This evening the Nepalese Association in the Bay of Plenty will be celebrating Dashain in Paengaroa. The Hindu celebration will include musical performances,... Read More

Further delays to Hemo Gorge sculpture install

There is still no end in sight for the behind-schedule, over-budget Hemo Gorge sculpture with the council unable to supply its updated total cost. On... Read More

Working on a climate change plan in the BOP

Representatives from across the Bay of Plenty are working on developing a plan for climate change adaptation and building climate resilience in Bay of... Read More

Horse the kiwi chick‘s big e-car adventure

There will be no horsing around for the all-important mission of getting newly hatched eastern brown kiwi chick Horse to his new home. Horse, recently... Read More

Flood protection work starts construction season

      The commencement of flood protection projects on the lower Rangitāiki has signaled the start of the 2020 construction season... Read More

New forest hub opened to the public

A new "forest hub" has been officially opened to the public which will allow more access to the Whakarewarewa Forest and opportunities for... Read More

Hemo sculpture delays labelled ‘appalling’

A community leader has described the time it has taken to finalise the installation of the Hemo gorge sculpture as “appalling” and says,... Read More

Rotorua community divided over sex work bylaw

The Rotorua community is divided over a local sex work bylaw, with some saying its existence is discriminatory, and others saying the council should... Read More

Role of Safe City Guardians gets a refresh

To meet current needs in the CBD, the role of Rotorua Lakes Council’s Safe City Guardians has been refreshed to become more of a ‘one stop... Read More

Water shortage predictions as hot summer forecast

On the back of one of the worst ever recorded droughts, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking water users to start thinking about and planning their... Read More

Contract awarded for performing arts centre

A $17 million contract to transform the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre has been awarded to Hawkins Construction with work due to start as... Read More

GLO Festival 2020 cancelled

The Rotorua Lakes Council has decided to cancel this year’s GLO Festival due to uncertainty about hosting large events because of Covid-19. The... Read More

Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More