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‘Wholesale Reconfiguration’ Of Rotorua CBD To Be Considered

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:22 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

A 30 km/h CBD speed limit, the pedestrianisation of Tutanekai St and the removal of the green corridor cycleway are to be considered as part of Rotorua’s inner city revitalisation strategy. Those ideas - the most comprehensive of which could ... More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council Draft Annual Plan Revisions Recommended By Committee

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:17 pm | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Rotorua Lakes Council draft Annual Plan revisions recommended by committee A general rates freeze and a 4 per cent targeted rates rise will soon be considered for Rotorua, following public feedback. The proposed targeted rates rise has dropped 0.7 per cent. ... More >>

Rotorua Housing Strategy Promises To Enable ‘thousands’ Of Homes

Monday, 15 June 2020, 11:35 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Thousands of new homes could be built in Rotorua as a result of a proposed new strategy for housing in the city. 1. The Housing and Thriving Communities Strategic Framework document. Photo / Felix Desmarais / LDR The draft strategy, created by the Rotorua ... More >>

Coronavirus: Rotorua Rates Freeze On The Table

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:52 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

1. Rotorua Lakes Council building. (File) Photo / Andrew Warner / Rotorua Daily Post [via LDR: single use only] A rates freeze will be considered by Rotorua Lakes Council as part of its “focus on continuing to cushion the impact of Covid-19”. ... More >>

‘No Show’ Rotorua Lakes Council Fails To Submit On SNAs

Friday, 24 April 2020, 9:50 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Farmers are “disappointed” after Rotorua Lakes Council failed to independently submit on a piece of government policy they say could result in a six per cent increase in rates. But the council says Local Government NZ submitted on its behalf and it ... More >>

‘No Show’ Rotorua Lakes Council Fails To Submit On SNAs

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 3:17 pm | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Farmers are “disappointed” after Rotorua Lakes Council failed to independently submit on a piece of government policy they say could result in a six per cent increase in rates. But the council says Local Government NZ submitted on its behalf and it ... More >>

Governing From Home: Self-isolating Mayor’s “biggest Challenge”

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:14 pm | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick at her home on Tuesday. Photo / Stephen Parker / Rotorua Daily Post [via LDR: single use only] Despite being a “social animal” Rotorua’s Mayor has gone into voluntary self-isolation amid an escalation of measures to stop ... More >>

‘Social Deprivation’ A Factor In Lakes DHB Deficit – CEO

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 4:26 pm | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

The head of the Lakes District Health Board says social deprivation is a significant driver behind its deficit of nearly $6.4 million in the year to date, and a public health expert says the inequalities are the result of neo-liberal reforms. In December, ... More >>

Lakes Fail Water Quality Target, But Still Safe To Swim

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 11:12 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Lakes Water Quality Society president John Gifford at Lake Rotorua. Stephen Parker / Rotorua Daily Post / LDR  Twelve of Rotorua’s lakes failed a key water quality test in 2018/19, but the regional council says they are currently safe to ... More >>

Support swells for Lake Rotorua personhood petition

Monday, 24 February 2020, 11:08 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

Since Tuesday last week, Renee Kiriona’s petition had ballooned from 2150 signatures to 4078 signatures. More >>

Parcel of land likely to be returned to Māori at former gateway to Pink and White Terraces

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:41 am | Felix Desmarais - Local Democracy Reporter

On the western shores of Lake Tarawera, Tūhourangi Tribal Authority ancestors would welcome some of the Rotorua region's earliest tourists, taking them to Te Otukapuarangi - the Pink and White Terraces. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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