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Amended Rotorua council name part of brand refresh

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:30 pm | Rotorua District Council

It is only a single word change – replacing the word ‘District’ with ‘Lakes’ – but it is an important and symbolic change all the same. More >>

Entries open for Rotorua schools environmental awards

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:50 pm | Rotorua District Council

Entries are open for this year’s Keep Rotorua Beautiful Primary and Intermediate Schools Environmental Awards which recognise the efforts of students, teachers and caretakers. More >>

Driving On free course for senior drivers

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:52 am | Rotorua District Council

Drivers over 65 years are being offered a free practical driving session next month to update, refresh and improve their skills and knowledge. Driving On is being held at Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park on Tuesday 9 December from 9.45am to 3.30pm with a ... More >>

Strategy sets bold goals for revitalising inner city

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:40 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s newly released Inner City Revitalisation Strategy is the first in a series of seven major strategies providing a framework for achieving the district’s Rotorua 2030 goals. More >>

Rotorua White Ribbon Ride urges stand against violence

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:37 am | Rotorua District Council

Dave Donaldson will never forget the story of a woman who escaped her violent partner by going to jail. Some years ago while the Rotorua deputy mayor was still a police officer, he escorted a woman to Auckland to serve jail time for dishonesty offences. More >>

Food and arts festival for Rotorua in 2015

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:23 pm | Rotorua District Council

A culinary and arts festival is being proposed for Rotorua in 2015 to showcase local arts and food. The festival will support the district’s Rotorua 2030 vision and goals around inner city revitalisation and economic growth, and be part of Rotorua ... More >>

Rotorua sculpture symposium to mark Gallipoli centenary

Monday, 24 November 2014, 8:54 am | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua sculpture symposium to commemorate WWI Gallipoli centenary Art works from a sculpture symposium starting this weekend are to be installed along Rotorua’s Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens. The sculpture trail will form ... More >>

Economic impact to be considered in balancing lakes quality

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 3:28 pm | Rotorua District Council

Assurances the economic impact of proposed new land use rules for the Lake Rotorua catchment will be considered before formal consultation next year is positive, says Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick. More >>

Decisions released on Proposed Rotorua District Plan

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:55 am | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s Proposed District Plan supports a progressive platform for the future says Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick. After three years of intensive community engagement and consultation, Rotorua’s most important planning document for future development ... More >>

Works to start on Fenton/Haupapa streets intersection

Friday, 14 November 2014, 5:17 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is urging motorists to be patient when work gets underway on Monday [17 November] to improve safety at a problem inner city intersection. More >>

Second inner city wall gets tag free treatment

Friday, 14 November 2014, 3:34 pm | Rotorua District Council

Barry Hall, James Leigh, Krystal Loye and Marcello Ojerio (L-R) are pleased with their completed tag-free wall on Hinemoa Street. A second inner city alleyway wall was branded with an environmental quote today as part of Rotorua District Council ... More >>

Strong youth voice sought for Council next year

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:40 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is on the look-out for two diverse teams of young people to help build the community’s knowledge of the needs of the district’s youth. The Rotorua Youth Voice 2015 project is a new innovation. It is a team of ... More >>

Kiwi cricket legend Chris Harris in Rotorua with trophy tour

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:39 pm | Rotorua District Council

Local people have the opportunity to meet Kiwi cricket legend and former Black Cap Chris Harris this week in the lead-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The former New Zealand cricketer will be in Rotorua on Thursday (13 November) as part of the ... More >>

Tomorrow’s ‘Ride to Recycle’ to help keep city clean

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:06 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council’s (RDC) ‘Ride to Recycle’ event is happening tomorrow (11 November) as part of national Recycling Week (11 to 17 November) activities. Participants will meet at a collection station outside Burger Fuel at The Redwood ... More >>

Consultation starting on alternative to wastewater spraying

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:29 pm | Rotorua District Council

Public consultation begins this month on alternatives to the spraying of Rotorua’s treated wastewater in Whakarewarewa forest. Earlier this year Rotorua District Council and Whakarewarewa Forest land owner CNI Iwi Holdings Ltd signed a Deed of Understanding ... More >>

Rotorua inner city in for big scrub-up on Saturday

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:07 pm | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua’s inner city is set to be scrubbed, brushed, water-blasted and polished on Saturday [1 November] as building owners, business operators and staff roll up their sleeves to take part in the city’s second Scrub Rotorua Day. More >>

Ideas Shop to open in Rotorua’s inner city

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:05 am | Rotorua District Council

A pop-up shop opening in the inner city for two months will give residents a chance to share their ideas for Rotorua. The Ideas Shop is a Rotorua District Council initiative which will be open from Saturday, 1 November 2014 until 10 January 2015 in Tutanekai ... More >>

Locals encouraged to welcome Peace Run torch relay

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:18 am | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is encouraging local people to be part of a global torch relay next week to help promote world peace. More >>

Sell-out on cards for NZ v England netball test

Friday, 17 October 2014, 1:56 pm | Rotorua District Council

Locals are being urged to act quickly to secure tickets to this month’s netball test in Rotorua between the Silver Ferns and England, or risk missing out on seeing some of the world’s best netballers in action. More >>

Speed limit reductions for Rotorua roads

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:35 pm | Rotorua District Council

Speed limits are to be reduced on a number of Rotorua roads to improve public safety. The new speed limit bylaw amendments were approved at a meeting of Rotorua District Council’s Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee on Tuesday (14 October) following ... More >>

 

 

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