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Construction Work On Rotorua Museum To Get Underway In June

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:16 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Construction on Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa will start in June this year following confirmation of the final piece of project funding. More >>

Community Organisations Receive Council Funded Boost

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 11:14 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

From putting food on the table to building marae resilience, Rotorua Lakes Council has provided $80,000 in funding grants to support initiatives that build stronger and healthier communities. Established eight years ago, the council’s Neighbourhood ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Mayors Join Forces In Response To Climate Risk

Monday, 14 August 2023, 6:41 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Bay of Plenty Mayors, Chairs and Councils are taking a collaborative approach to climate risk mitigation. On Friday (11 August) the Bay of Plenty Mayoral Forum discussed current and planned work across local government in the region in response to climate ... More >>

Free Family History Events For Locals

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 9:38 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Dive into the past and learn how to explore your own genealogy and whakapapa in the Te Aka Mauri Family History Day at Rotorua Library. Whether it be army service records, cemeteries, Waitangi tribunal or through DNA, all of these fascinating outlets ... More >>

Council Plans To Reduce Waste Emissions

Monday, 29 May 2023, 1:24 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

The Rotorua district is a step closer to reducing its municipal waste carbon footprint through the introduction of an organic waste collection service (green and food waste). A recent report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee identified that Rotorua ... More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council Commits To Community Inclusivity

Friday, 19 May 2023, 12:28 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A Statement of Commitment was signed by Rotorua Lakes Council today, officially recognising the district as part of the Welcoming Communities programme - Waharoa ki nga Hapori. The national programme was established in 2017 to support councils ... More >>

Local Cycle Skills Programme Reaches Thousands

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 11:01 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

A Rotorua Lakes Council-led cycle skills programme has delivered basic skills and safety training to almost eight thousand students over five years and will continue to encourage children in that direction. The Bike Ready initiative was developed ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Draft 2023/24 Annual Plan

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 11:12 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

The Council has released its draft 2023/24 Annual Plan and now is the time for the community to have their say. Mayor Tania Tapsell says “This is the action plan for us to achieve positive progress for Rotorua over the next year. “Council are ... More >>

Transport Challenge Gets Local Primary School Moving

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 9:44 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Otonga Primary School students are taking part in a Rotorua Lakes Council iniative encouraging active transport modes, promoting healthy lifestyles and sustainability. It will be the second year the school has participated in Ara kē atu, which means ... More >>

Road Safety Programme Targets Re-offenders, Creating Safer Communities

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 3:05 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

During the past 10 years Rotorua’s Road Safety Education Programme (RSEP) has helped to reduce re-offending on our roads with 93% of driving offenders who have attended the programme not re-offending. The programme, which was established in ... More >>

Safer Communities Through Responsible Dog Ownership

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 3:20 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council’s Animal Control Unit reunited over 500 kuri (dogs) with their owners last year, thanks to the efforts of the community and owners acting responsibly, 43 dogs have been returned so far this year. Rotorua Lakes Council Animal ... More >>

Rangatahi Māori Sought For Mayoral Mentoring Programme

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 9:18 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Applications are open for Tuia 2023 - a leadership programme for young Māori in communities throughout Aotearoa. Founded in 2011 through the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), the national Tuia programme has supported over 550 rangatahi (youth) ... More >>

Fatigue Pit Stop Creating Safer Journeys

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 2:49 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council is hosting a fatigue pit stop tomorrow (Friday 27 January) to raise road safety awareness aimed at reducing fatal and serious road crashes. Helen van Beek, Safer Journeys Coordinator for Rotorua Lakes Council says to avoid ... More >>

Rotorua Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Commences

Friday, 16 December 2022, 8:53 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

Work has started on a $60 million upgrade of the Rotorua Wastewater Treatment Plant that will cater for future community growth and more effective management of wai tātari (recovered water) for the district. Originally constructed in 1973, the plant ... More >>

Focus On Big Line-up Of Events In Rotorua As GLO Festival Concludes

Friday, 11 November 2022, 2:37 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Escalating costs and declining public satisfaction have led to the decision to discontinue the Rotorua GLO Festival that has previously been held on New Year’s Eve. Rotorua Lakes Council Deputy Chief Executive – Community Wellbeing, Anaru Pewhairangi, ... More >>

Section Of Green Corridor In Rotorua’s CBD To Be Removed And Parking Reinstated

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 12:30 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Work to remove a section of the Green Corridor through the CBD is set to start next week. Removal of the Hinemoa Street section between Fenton Street and Tutanekai Street will see the reinstatement of approximately 29 parks including standard car parks, ... More >>

Reserves Sale To Be Stopped - Statement From Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 12:29 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Notice of Motion to revoke the resolution on “Deliberations and Recommendations on the Proposal for the Revocation and Disposal of Identified Reserves” Residents living nearby these reserves, as well as the wider community, can have confidence ... More >>

Register, Respond, Recover – Protect Your Bike With 529 Garage

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 12:28 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council has partnered with Rotorua Police in joining 529 Garage, a bike security platform that helps reduce bike thefts, supports the recovery of stolen bikes and promotes a united cycling community. With 130 bicycles reported stolen ... More >>

Let The Voting Begin!

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 9:56 am | Rotorua Lakes Council

By now all eligible voters should have received their voting papers in the mail for the upcoming local election. Packs include your voting paper, a candidate information booklet and a return envelope. Once you have your voting papers, you’re able to ... More >>

Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara And Rotorua Lakes Council Mark New Partnership

Sunday, 18 September 2022, 5:20 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

A “momentous day” has seen Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara and Rotorua Lakes Council sign a Heads of Agreement that seeks to address past grievances. In July 2022 Council agreed to enter into a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara to ... More >>





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