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Rotorua residents are right to be sceptical about the council's plans to hand management of the sewerage system to a Hong Kong-based Chinese company.
Stephen Parker photographs the chilly frosts and fogs of early winter in Rotorua.
Patricia Hosking challenges the Rotorua Lakes Council over whether its post-lockdown shovel ready recovery plans really are fit for purpose in the current climate.
A traveller from Iran is being tested for the Coronavirus as the government gears up to deliver a full-scale pandemic plan.
"It only takes a spark to start a devastating wildfire," says Principal Rural Fire Office Steve Webb in announcing a prohibited fire season for Central Lakes, Bay Of Plenty Coast and Pumicelands.
The “worsening” Novel Caronavirus has forced Rotorua-based leading forest industry strategist Dennis Nielsen to shift his company’s annual China Conference from Shanghai to Melbourne, Australia.
The tradition of free speech going back to the public riots in London’s Hyde Park in 1855 will feature as part of a two-day mini festival held by the Rotorua Little Theatre Society.
When Ruia Morrison presented a kākahu cloak to the Serena Williams – the world renowned sportswoman and winner of the women’s singles at Auckland’s ASB Classic – it marked a step in the recognition of the achievements of one of this country’s major sporting feats.
Rotorua Lakes Council has defended its record against an in-depth report by Radio New Zealand that found it was among the councils with the biggest increases in aspects of public relations spending in New Zealand.
Rotorua District councillors sat down this week and seriously discussed ways in which to make the central business district more exciting and attractive to business.
The government has been told plans to close Rotorua’s race track could face legal action.
A long-standing row of poplar trees adjacent to Pukehangi land freed for residential development has been cut down.
The haters among us know who they are. However, we may not know who they are, unless their words are reported in publicly available media, writes Muddy Waters.
The Rotorua Pistol Club has pulled a national shooting shooting competition in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.
A decision is expected soon on whether a national "multigun" championship will go ahead in Rotorua this coming weekend following the Christchurch massacre.
Mayor Steve Chadwick is offering community support in the wake of the massacre at two Christchurch mosques.
The Rotorua Lakes Council needs to catch the wave of the future rather than tinkering with the package of “play features” being offered by the company managing the Aquatic Centre on its behalf.
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Rotorua Lakes Council says it plans to continue using the building previously used for the Children’s Art House for other purposes.
Families who have children at the Rotorua Children’s Art House received an unwelcome Christmas present when told the Rotorua Lakes Council is closing the facility in the Government Gardens.
Days after a review of the Ngongotaha flooding debacle picked holes in their communications, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Rotorua Lakes Council have highlighted they are “working together”.
It’s business as usual at the historic Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel in spite of its owner facing the threat of liquidation.
An independent review into the April 2018 floods that swept through Ngongotaha has delivered a damning indictment of communications before and after the event by the Rotorua Lakes Council and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Rotorua scouts say they are talking with the Rotorua Lakes Council about providing an appropriate memorial to four sea scouts and an instructor who drowned on Lake Rotorua in 1964.
The Office of the Auditor-General has decided against drilling down further into the Mudtopia debacle but has given the Rotorua District Council a reminder regarding a additional funding approvals.
It is likely this “offensive” word may have received a boost given the actions of the Rotorua Lakes Council. Muddy Waters writes...
Proposals are being put together for a new Rotorua “youth village” on a large area of land off Fenton Street near the city centre.
The proposal includes the area including the current Rotorua Youth Centre and potentially other properties near the start of Te Ngae Road.
Canadian government officials and members of the World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF - Canada) met with the Te Ohu Whai Ao Charitable Trust in Rotorua last weekend to progress planning for the 9th World Indigenous Business Forum in October.
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