Thursday, 12 July 2012
Rotorua's Blue Lake cements place as multi-sport destination
Rotorua has cemented its place as one of New Zealand's leading multisport destinations, with news that the Rotorua Half Ironman and the Contact Tri Series will combine in 2012 to create a festival of triathlon in the region in December.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Outdoor Ice Rink at centre of Rotorua mid-winter festival
The boiling mud pools and steam clouds of Rotorua aren't normally what you might associate with an outdoor ice-skating rink, but for four weeks during June and July that is exactly what will be making its home on the Village Green at the Rotorua Lakefront.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Koutu residents urged to attend youth space hui
Rotorua District Council (RDC) is inviting Koutu residents and surrounding communities to a public meeting this week to discuss the council’s new youth space planned for Koutu.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Rotorua's economic performance "stellar" says BERL report
Rotorua mayor Kevin Winters says the 2011 Regional Rankings report by BERL (Business & Economic Research Ltd) show a number of encouraging economic indicators for Rotorua, and give reason for some real optimism for the future.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Chinese perception changed by '3 + 2 Love Rotorua' campaign
The winners of a competition so popular that it caused the Rotorua tourism website to crash have been announced, as New Zealand’s first Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) consumer campaign aimed at Chinese New Zealanders draws to a close.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Rotorua District Council wins national award for youth spaces project
Rotorua District Council (RDC) has picked up the national Youth Spaces Award at the 2012 Youth in Local Government conference in Invercargill.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Applications close Friday for Rotorua economic development board
Rotorua Mayor Kevin Winters is asking business leaders to step up and make a real commitment to Rotorua’s economic future by making themselves available for the district’s new economic development board.
New air quality rule affects home sellers from today
From today (Tuesday 1 May) a new rule prohibits the sale of properties with solid fuel burners that do not meet clean air standards.
Monday, 30 April 2012
Nigel Brown - Travel to Travel opening at Museum
From historic Russian cities to the expanse of Antarctica – via Europe, Japan and the Pacific – Nigel Brown’s artistic response to overseas travel is captured in Travel to Travel opening at Rotorua Museum on Wednesday [2 May].
Saturday, 28 April 2012
New air quality rule
From Tuesday a new rule prohibits the sale of properties with solid fuel burners that do not meet clean air standards.
White Cloud Worlds opening at Museum
Ground-breaking exhibition White Cloud Worlds, featuring stunning science fiction and fantasy artwork by internationally acclaimed New Zealand artists, opens at Rotorua Museum on Wednesday [2 May].
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tonight's Dame Kiri Te Kanawa recital sold out
One of the world’s most acclaimed singers, legendary New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, is in Rotorua today to perform her only 2012 North Island recital.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
ANZAC Day commemoration for all ages
This year’s Events & Venues-organised Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service to honour New Zealand servicemen and women promises to be an entertaining yet respectful commemoration for people of all ages to enjoy.
One more week for Long-term Plan feedback
Residents have just over a week left to get submissions in to Rotorua District Council on its draft Long-term Plan.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Schools encouraged to join campaign to target unsafe drivers
Rotorua District Council (RDC) and Rotorua Police are encouraging more local schools to get onboard a road safety campaign recommencing next week for Term Two, targeting dangerous driving and parking outside schools.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Lake Road on track to re-open to through-traffic Friday night
Following demolition of the Lake Road railway overbridge and its removal over the last few weeks, Lake Road will re-open to through-traffic overnight tomorrow [Friday 20 April].
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Board of directors sought to drive Rotorua's economic future
Rotorua District Council (RDC) has begun a search to identify people with suitable skills and experience to join the board of directors of Rotorua’s new economic development CCO (Council Controlled Organisation).
Monday, 16 April 2012
Fenton/Devon streets roundabout construction to commence
Construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Fenton and Devon streets is getting underway this week.
Friday, 13 April 2012
New trans-Tasman flights added to Rotorua/Sydney schedule
Rotorua’s trans-Tasman flights are taking off with Air New Zealand adding seven Thursday services to its Rotorua-Sydney schedule over the peak summer months.
Rotorua police investigate break in at forestry Crown research unit
Rotorua Police are appealing for information from the public as part of their investigation into a break in and destruction of trees at the Scion Crown Research property in Sala Street, Whakarewarewa, last weekend.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Community ideas sought for Art and Cultural Policy Review
Rotorua District Council (RDC) is reviewing its Arts and Cultural Policy and asking the community for feedback.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Rotorua mayor encourages local entries in New Zealand's Got Talent
Rotorua mayor Kevin Winters is encouraging talented locals to audition for television show ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’ to ensure the city is well represented in the second series of the popular talent quest programme.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Posties delivering 30,000 council plan summaries to Rotorua households
Rotorua posties will be busy this week delivering 30,000 twelve page summaries of Rotorua District Council’s newly released draft long-term plan to households across the district.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Plenty to do in Rotorua over Easter
There's plenty happening in Rotorua to keep families occupied over Easter, including:
Friday 6 April
Combined Church Services - Good Friday Service
9am to 11am
Enjoy a combined church Good Friday Easter service at City Focus on Tutanekai St.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
National business award for Shelley Huang
Destination Rotorua Marketing’s Business Development Manager – Asia, Shelly Huang, won the Community Business Award at the inaugural Deloitte 2011 Chinese Business Figures Awards in Auckland on Monday night.
Building Act changes allow homeowners to undertake DIY restricted building work
An amendment to the Building Act now allows homeowners to complete ‘Restricted Building Work’ under an owner-builder exemption provision.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Broadlands School kids to target speedsters
Rotorua District Council (RDC) and local police are running a road safety operation on Broadlands Rd in Reporoa tomorrow aimed at reminding motorists to slow down for children.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Rotorua wins bid for world rafting champs - a first for New Zealand!
Rotorua has been selected to host the 2013 World Rafting Championships in November next year following a successful international bid by Rotorua District Council (RDC), Kawerau District Council and NZ Rafting Association.
Prize draw to encourage participation in 'Perceptions of Safety Survey'
Rotorua District Council’s (RDC) ‘Perceptions of Safety Survey’ is now underway and anyone who completes the survey online will be entered in a prize draw.
Friday, 2 March 2012
How good is your wood?
Rotorua residents are being challenged to make sure their wood is good – get it now and give it time to season.