‘Very rare’ shrub found in Rotorua forest

A falling tree in a 1000 year old forest has revealed the existence of a rare shrub. The shrub, Pittosporum kirkii, is one of four endemic to New Zealand... Read More

Rotorua goes batty

The Sanatorium Reserve is being reinvigorated as part of the long term plan, but the discovery of native long-tailed bats using the reserve meant that... Read More

Fed Farmers hails Court ruling as win for Rotorua

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability... Read More

Experts headline Te Arawa lakes evening

The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme is hosting Waikato University professor Troy Baisden and NIWA scientist Mary de Winton to discuss their research... Read More

Scion wins research grant

The attempt to reduce waste gained impetus in Rotorua with added Government funding. Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage announced a... Read More

Tourism funding for Rotorua

Rotorua Lakes Council will be receiving $293,056 from Government in the third round of funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund - TIF, announced... Read More

Proposal to encourage CBD investment considered

Rates relief may be investigated as a potential incentive to encourage investment in the inner city as part of the next phase of revitalising Rotorua’s... Read More

Growth fund should look after strategy upkeep

Money allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund should also be set aside for maintenance, PGF Minister Shane Jones says. That is, he says, his expectation. He’s... Read More

More ground collapses at Rotorua fumerole

More ground has collapsed around the mud pool which burst to life in Rotorua on Tuesday morning. GNS scientist Brad Scott and Rotorua Lakes Council... Read More

Rotorua mud pool getting bigger

​​ The large mud pool which appeared in Rotorua on Tuesday morning is now getting bigger. Rotorua Lakes Council is reporting that more ground has... Read More

Police warn of ice on SH5, near Rotorua

Police are urging motorists to take care on State Highway 5 south of Rotorua. There is back ice on parts of the road, particularly in the Mihi area,... Read More

New specialist facility to boost kiwi numbers

The kiwi population is going to get a significant boost from a new state of the art kiwi incubation facility being constructed within the grounds of... Read More

Recycling praise from doubter

Less than a week after her decision to stand down, Karen Hunt came has received unexpected praise from one Rotorua councillor. Charles Sturt, once a... Read More

Annual Lake Rotoiti drawdown to begin

The annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti will begin over the next few days in which the lake will drop 100mm below its normal operating range. The lake is... Read More

Water clarity improvements detected in lakes

  A team led by senior scientist Doctor Moritz Lehmann at Xerra Earth Observation Institute and the University of Waikato has published an analysis... Read More