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Rotorua District Council


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Rotorua District is New Zealand's fourth largest district by population. Located in the Bay of Plenty, the Rotorua District centres on Rotorua City. Rotorua is around the southern shoreline of Lake Rotorua. It extends to include a substantial rural district encompassing 14 lakes, areas of geothermal activity and considerable areas of public open space. The economy is based on tourism, agriculture and forestry. 

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Thursday, 12 July 2012
Triathlon 12:26PM
Rotorua's Blue Lake cements place as multi-sport destination

ROTORUA — 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
Festival 2:58PM
Outdoor Ice Rink at centre of Rotorua mid-winter festival

ROTORUA — 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
Community 1:40PM
Koutu residents urged to attend youth space hui

ROTORUA — 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
Economy 3:07PM
Rotorua's economic performance "stellar" says BERL report

ROTORUA — 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
Tourism 12:37PM
Chinese perception changed by '3 + 2 Love Rotorua' campaign

ROTORUA — 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
Community 1:41PM
Rotorua District Council wins national award for youth spaces project

ROTORUA — 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
Business 6:30PM
Applications close Friday for Rotorua economic development board

ROTORUA — 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.


Environment 1:40PM
New air quality rule affects home sellers from today

ROTORUA — 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
Art 2:38PM
Nigel Brown - Travel to Travel opening at Museum

ROTORUA — 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
Environment 5:03AM
New air quality rule

ROTORUA — From Tuesday a new rule prohibits the sale of properties with solid fuel burners that do not meet clean air standards.


Art 4:41AM
White Cloud Worlds opening at Museum

ROTORUA — 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
Music 12:29PM
Tonight's Dame Kiri Te Kanawa recital sold out

ROTORUA — 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
News 6:11PM
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.


Community 11:46AM
One more week for Long-term Plan feedback

ROTORUA — 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
Traffic 1:11PM
Schools encouraged to join campaign to target unsafe drivers

ROTORUA — 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
Traffic 12:20PM
Lake Road on track to re-open to through-traffic Friday night

ROTORUA — 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
News 12:39PM
Board of directors sought to drive Rotorua's economic future

ROTORUA — 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
News 1:23PM
Fenton/Devon streets roundabout construction to commence

ROTORUA — Construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Fenton and Devon streets is getting underway this week.


Friday, 13 April 2012
Travel 3:51PM
New trans-Tasman flights added to Rotorua/Sydney schedule

ROTORUA — 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.


News 3:18PM
Rotorua police investigate break in at forestry Crown research unit

ROTORUA — 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
Art 12:10PM
Community ideas sought for Art and Cultural Policy Review

ROTORUA — Rotorua District Council (RDC) is reviewing its Arts and Cultural Policy and asking the community for feedback.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012
News 1:44PM
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
Council 1:11PM
Posties delivering 30,000 council plan summaries to Rotorua households

ROTORUA — 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
News 5:58PM
Plenty to do in Rotorua over Easter

ROTORUA — 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 City Focus Enjoy a combined church Good Friday Easter service at City Focus on Tutanekai St.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012
News 5:46PM
National business award for Shelley Huang

ROTORUA — 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 2:27PM
Building Act changes allow homeowners to undertake DIY restricted building work

ROTORUA — An amendment to the Building Act now allows homeowners to complete ‘Restricted Building Work’ under an owner-builder exemption provision.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012
News 12:59PM
Broadlands School kids to target speedsters

ROTORUA — 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
News 4:52PM
Rotorua wins bid for world rafting champs - a first for New Zealand!

ROTORUA — 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.


Community 3:15PM
Prize draw to encourage participation in 'Perceptions of Safety Survey'

ROTORUA — 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
Council 10:46AM
How good is your wood?

ROTORUA — Rotorua residents are being challenged to make sure their wood is good – get it now and give it time to season.


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