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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.


May 7, 2021

Respected Rotoiti Rangitira Passes

It is with much sadness that LRCA has learnt of the recent passing of distinguished Ngāti Pikiao kaumatua, Wiremu (Willie) Emery.
April 28, 2021

LRCA Submission to RLC Plan

LRCA made this feedback submission on your behalf to the Rotorua Lakes Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 Consultation Document.
April 24, 2021

SH30 Speed Limits Submission

LRCA submits that SH30 speed limits should be lowered to 60kph from Moose Lodge to Hongi’s Track to reverse dramatic increase in serious road accidents. REGISTER YOUR SUPPORT
April 21, 2021

Lakes Community Board

Updates: Mourea/Okere shared pathway, Tamatea St playground and toilets, freedom camping, East Rotoiti sewerage and SH 30 speed limits and more.
April 15, 2021

Myrtle Rust at Lake Rotoiti

Researchers from SCION have confirmed the presence of Myrtle rust in Lake Okataina and Lake Rotoiti Scenic Reserves.
April 2, 2021

Lake Weed Spraying Plans

Aquatic weed spraying will be carried out on Lake Rotoiti via boat-based boom spraying intermittently between 7th April and 28th May 2021.
March 29, 2021

Rotoiti Lake Levels Remain Low

The 2021 year has begun similarly to 2020 with a prolonged period of drought. Accordingly lake levels have remained well below the desired minimum of RL279.10m.
March 22, 2021

LRCA Submission to BoPRC

LRCA recently represented your interests on a number of issues in its submission on your behalf to the BoPRC Long Term Plan 2021-31 Consultation Document.
March 21, 2021

Fascinating Rotoiti History

Read historical updates about the Otaramarae area, the Rotoiti Saw Mill at Mourea, an 1876 health trip to Manipirua springs & discharging Rotorua effluent in the Kaituna river.
March 7, 2021

LRCA Newsletter March 2021 Out

Our March 2021 Newsletter was E-mailed out Friday 3rd March. If you have not received it you can read it on our website or become a member of LRCA to receive it by Email.
March 4, 2021

Rotoiti Sewerage Scheme Update

RLC hopes to conclude onsite sewerage funding and contract matters, advise local communities and then report to Council with recommendations in March/April 2021.
March 4, 2021

Rotoiti Lake Structure Update

Progress at Lake Rotoiti is delayed whilst BoPRC puts together lake structure data for Ngāti Mākino to enable them to provide their comments and cultural assessment.
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.