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.


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.
September 17, 2020

Take Part in the Great Kereru Count

The Great Kererū Count from the 18th to 27th of September is NZ’s biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the Kereru.
September 14, 2020

Further Delays in Sewerage Project

RLC advises that the tender for an on site pre treatment system has been shifted out a further 3 months, to be undertaken between October and December 2020.
September 11, 2020

Need Help with a Project

Does your community group need a helping hand. Rotorua Lakes Council is encouraging you to apply by the 14th October for Matching Fund grants up to $20,000.
September 8, 2020

Rotoiti Sewerage Slow Progress

LRCA is actively seeking input and progress updates from Rotorua Lakes Council. GM, Stavros Michael has assisted advising that he is seeking additional funding for cost escalation.
September 8, 2020

Catfish Annihilating Koura Population

Catfish eat everything and are a contributing factor to the massive decline in kōura numbers in the lake - up to 99%! 4 of our most undesirable weeds also a major problem.
September 7, 2020

Neighbourhood Support at Rotoiti

Neighbourhood Support have established groups at: Gisborne Point, Tamatea St, Ōkere Falls, Te Akau Peninsula, Mourea and Ōkawa Bay. Find out more and join.
September 6, 2020

Boat Ramp Update for Rotoiti

A new boat ramp at Komuhumuhu, Gisborne Point intended for small boats, is nearing completion and RLC has recently carried out maintenance on the road surface at the Ōtaramarae boat ramp.
September 6, 2020

Lake Level Draw Down and Report

The annual winter drawdown was achieved in July, the BoPRC annual report on lake levels is available and refurbishment the Okere gates has been completed.
September 2, 2020

RLC Wastewater contract with Trility

Following the Hearing of Submissions, RLC have now approved a contract with Australian-based Trility Group (a consortium comprising Trility, Fulton Hogan and Stantec) for the provision of wastewater services across the district.
September 1, 2020

Lake Structure Consent Process

The Te Arawa Lakes Trust cultural mapping report for Lake Rotoiti is now available. LRCA is investigating the impact of the cultural mapping reports with BoPRC.
August 7, 2020

Koura Monitoring by BoPRC

The odds are against kōura with catfish, shags and trout all having a taste for their flesh. This makes protecting their habitats even more important and ensuring all new and upgraded lake structures consider them where possible.