Latest News

Our blog is updated with news and events of interest to our lake community. Please let us know via our contact page if there are any items you would like added.


February 27, 2021

Wallaby Control Trials At Rotoiti

Wallabies continue to be an invasive species of concern for BOPRC. This report outlines the results of their search for innovative ideas and new approaches for wallaby control in the Rotoiti area.
February 15, 2021

New Book – Hinemihi: Te Hokinga

The book follows the life journey of Hinemihi, the historic meeting house which survived the Tarawera eruption, was moved to Surrey, England and is now returning home to NZ.
January 19, 2021

New Rules for Boat Ramp Users

New rules and checkpoints for boat ramp users around the region have come in this summer requiring self-certification that vessels are free from aquatic pest fish and pest plants.
December 31, 2020

Boating Rules Enforced on Rotoiti

New Harbourmaster Jon Jon Peters reminds jetski users that their craft must be registered and they must obey the same rules that apply to boaties including lifejackets & naming.
December 21, 2020

BoPRC Lake Structure Newsletter

The December 2020 edition covers: Replacement Consent Project, Lake structure consent application charges, Lake Rotoiti Cultural Mapping Report – Ngāti Mākino update etc.
December 16, 2020

Lake Rotoiti Community Assn AGM

Our A.G.M will be at 10am Saturday 2nd January 2021 at the Pikiao Rugby League Club, Mourea. Come and hear updates and have your say on all the issues affecting us.
December 16, 2020

Rotoiti Sewerage Scheme Options

The Lakes Strategy Group has agreed to fund 50% of additional project costs. Four On-site systems have been specified for tender. Costs will be updated after tender approval.
December 15, 2020

Lake Structure Consent Update

We recommend lake structure owners read the TALT Cultural Mapping report and note the categorisation of your structure(s) which may effect your renewal process.
December 3, 2020

LRCA Summer News Letter On It’s Way

Our summer newsletter packed with important information is on it's way. If you do not receive it, your membership is not current. Join or renew now to be keep up to date.
December 3, 2020

BoPRC Rotoiti Biosecurity Update

63,000 catfish caught this year. Investigation into a sterile male biocontrol. 50 hectares of aquatic weeds sprayed. New fresh water pest rule effecting lake users proposed.
December 2, 2020

24 Hr Stand Down Recommended

Spraying taking place - 24 hour stand-down on swimming, fishing and taking water for irrigation or domestic supply recommended.
November 11, 2020

Lake Weed Spraying Plans

Aquatic weed spraying will be carried out on Lake Rotoiti via boat-based boom spraying intermittently between 18th November and 11th December.
November 9, 2020

Algae Health Warning Lifted

Tests show the algal bloom has subsided and the health warning for Lake Rotorua and the Ōhau Channel has now been lifted by the local Medical Officer of Health.
October 25, 2020

Burning Rules Have Changed

BoPRC remind us that the open burning rules have changed, so no properties, urban or rural, can light a fire within 100m of a neighbouring dwelling house.
October 23, 2020

Toxic Algae Bloom Threatens Lake

BoPRC advise that there is a potentially toxic algae bloom in Lake Rotorua and Ohau Channel and advises people to avoid fishing for trout or swimming near the affected locations.
October 12, 2020

Taking Taonga Species Controlled

New bylaws require permit for anyone taking taonga species which include tuna, īnanga, kākahi, kōaro, kōura and mōrihana. Scuba diving for koura now illegal.
October 10, 2020

Control Wasp Nests Now

It's the beginning of wasp season. Make sure that you control them now while the nests are small. Spray any paper wasp nests with fly spray in the evening or early morning.
October 9, 2020

Plan For Home Sewerage Received

RLC have invited 6 suppliers to tender for the onsite sewerage system for East Rotoiti properties for review before Christmas and community consultation in January.
September 19, 2020

Shared Path Mourea to Okere Falls

As part of their SH33 safety project NZTA are coordinating the design of the safety improvements for the proposed shared path between Mourea and Okere Falls.
September 18, 2020

Stay Safe on Rotoiti this Summer

If you are planning on getting out and enjoying the region's lakes this summer, make sure as skipper and crew you know the navigation and safety rules which apply.