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Rotorua Lakes Council’s 2022/23 Delivery Plan Continues Direction Set In Long-term Plan

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 4:01 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

The 2022/23 delivery plan adopted by Council today reflects its ongoing commitment to achieving better outcomes for Rotorua now and for the future, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. The plan is consistent with what was signalled for Year 2 (2022/23) in the ... More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council Opposes Application For Judicial Review Of Decision To Submit Local Representation Bill

Monday, 9 May 2022, 12:10 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council will strongly oppose an application for Judicial Review of a Rotorua Lakes Council decision to submit the Rotorua District Council (Representation Arrangements) Bill to Parliament. The application was filed in the High Court by ... More >>

Tourism And Economic And Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash Announces Whakarewarewa Forest Loop As Great Ride

Friday, 6 May 2022, 1:07 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Today at a ceremony held in Rotorua, Tourism Minister Stuart Nash officially opened the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop trail and announced it will be added to the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides network. Tangata whenua opened the ceremony with a karakia and attendees ... More >>

Council Funding Application For Stormwater Projects To Enable Housing Progresses To Final Stage

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 7:58 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council’s application to the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund for stormwater projects to enable housing has been successful. The level of funding to be allocated to Rotorua is to be confirmed as part of final negotiations ... More >>

Learn More About Rotorua Lakes Council’s Plan For 2022/23 At Upcoming Public Talks

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 11:57 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council is currently engaging with the community about the proposed work programme and budget for the 2022/23 financial year and will be hosting public talks at Rotorua Library over the next two weeks for those that would like to learn ... More >>

Dawn Karakia Commemorates Installation Of Ngā Tumu Me Te Toka Māpuna

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 2:50 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A karakia was held along the boardwalk at the Rotorua Lakefront this morning to commemorate the installation of ‘ngā tumu me te toka māpuna’ – a series of pou tumu and a seat for contemplation and reflection. The dawn ceremony was led by ... More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council To Pursue Representation Arrangements Bill

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 1:36 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

As indicated last year, Rotorua Lakes Council is seeking legislative change, by way of Local Bill, to enable preferred representation arrangements to be adopted in Rotorua. The Bill was submitted to the Parliamentary Counsel Office for review ... More >>

Former Police Area Commander Appointed To Community Wellbeing Role At Rotorua Lakes Council

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 10:34 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Former Rotorua police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes Council’s Deputy Chief Executive – Community Wellbeing. He will leave his current national Wellington-based role as Director Māori in the New Zealand Police ... More >>

Council To Seek Legislative Change To Enable Preferred Representation Model To Be Adopted

Friday, 19 November 2021, 5:14 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

As part of the Your Choice – 2022 Representation Review, Rotorua Lakes Council will be seeking legislative change to enable a preferred representation model to be adopted at the earliest possible time. Council’s preferred model for best representing ... More >>

Te Hura I Nga Pou Whenua O Tūhourangi - Unveiling Of Tūhourangi Artworks At Te Pūtake O Tawa

Saturday, 30 October 2021, 2:23 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

This morning five taonga (artworks) were unveiled at Te Pūtake o Tawa in Rotorua in accordance with Tūhourangi protocol, tā i te kawa. Officiating tohunga, Mataia Keepa of Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao conducted the proceedings. Watu Mihinui, of Tūhourangi ... More >>

New Houses Means More Than Just Homes

Friday, 1 October 2021, 11:19 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

One of the most critical milestones in a subdivision journey has been reached for the first lot of land parcels at Wharenui Rise in Rotorua. Wharenui Rise landowner Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands recently attained subdivision completion certification ... More >>

Statement From Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 2:50 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Mayor Steve Chadwick says confirmation there will be no additional MIQ facilities in Rotorua is great news. “It’s really good we have been listened to and I thank Minister Hipkins and his Cabinet colleagues for that. “The prospect of more MIQ ... More >>

Stormwater key focus of funding applications

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 1:10 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Stormwater investment to support housing is the focus of three applications by Rotorua Lakes Council to the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund. Elected members were presented with a summary of Council’s funding applications at today’s Strategy, ... More >>

Creating A Connected, Vibrant, Safe And Thriving Eastside Community

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:12 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

There was cause for celebration today as Te Oranga Nui – Rāwhiti Mai: Eastside Community Wellness Plan was officially adopted by elected members. Almost two years of collaboration between Council, Eastside hapū, Tatau Pounamu, the community and ... More >>

Unprecedented Challenges Require Investment And Ongoing Partnerships To Deliver The Outcomes Needed

Monday, 28 June 2021, 4:16 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council’s 2021-2031 Long-term Plan sets some “mammoth” undertakings to address unprecedented challenges and move the district forward, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. The Long-term Plan (LTP), which sets out what the council will deliver across ... More >>

New Approach Needed For RLC To Respond To Issues

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 4:24 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Chief executive Geoff Williams says that Rotorua is facing challenging times and the Council organisation needs to make changes to ensure it is in the right shape to respond to these issues. “We are operating in a very uncertain environment, ... More >>

RLC Undertakes Organisational Realignment To Better Meet Community Needs

Monday, 14 June 2021, 4:12 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

With increasing pressure on councils across the country to provide local leadership on issues spanning social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeings, as well as dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, Rotorua Lakes Council is making changes ... More >>

Mayor Steve Chadwick On Rotorua Emergency Housing Update

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 1:38 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

The first actions announced today by Minister Woods and Minister Sepuloni are a great start. I called for the Government to focus its attention on Rotorua and to have a presence here on the ground because of the untenable situation of mothers ... More >>

Evolution Of Local Government A Timely Discussion Says Mayor

Friday, 23 April 2021, 2:32 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A review looking at the future for local government will be a timely discussion given the changing environment, and increased challenges and community expectations faced by the sector, Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says. Local Government Minister ... More >>

Call For Urgent Progress On Promise Of Increased Public And Transitional Housing For Rotorua

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 4:42 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick wants more urgent progress on getting people out of emergency accommodation and into homes in the district. “We have a housing plan, we are aligned with the Government on what needs to happen and are working in partnership ... More >>