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Our blog is updated with news and events of interest to our lake community. Click on the Pictures or Headings to read more. Please let us know via our contact page if there are any items you would like added.


January 21, 2024

AGM 2024 Minutes Now Available

Draft Minutes of meeting and presentations and discussions on golden clam, artificial reefs, lake weed and algal blooms available here.
January 10, 2024

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Okawa Bay

Observations by BoPRC indicate algal blooms in Okawa Bay. “People and pets should avoid any contact with the water in the bay.”
January 10, 2024

Volunteers Wanted for Rotoiti Bird Survey

We are looking for volunteers with boats for the 5 yearly bird survey of Rotorua Lakes one morning over Auckland Anniversary weekend.
December 28, 2023

LRCA AGM – Join our Team!

Come join our team! Your community needs you! With so many important issues around our lake your valuable input can make a huge difference.
December 28, 2023

Rogue Fishing Licence Web Site

NZ Fish & Game warn Anglers have reported being over-charged or have not receiving the licence they have paid for from overseas web site.
December 28, 2023

Stop The Gold Clam Spread!

Stop the gold clam from spreading to the Rotorua Lakes. We need you and all your visitors to do your bit and follow the rules.
December 28, 2023

Lake Structure BoPRC Update

BoPRC December 23 Update advising that some resource consents have been issued, the balance will not be issued until after the New Year.
December 14, 2023

Help Create Rotoiti Emergency Plan

Rotorua Lakes Council Civil Defence are working with lake communities to promote the creation of localised emergency response plans.
December 14, 2023

Christmas Harbour Master Update

Rotoiti is expected to be busy this summer which is forecast to be sunny and windy. Navigation marks have been improved & Life Jackets a must.
December 14, 2023

Summer News Letter Out Now

Our summer newsletter packed with information is on it's way. You need to be a member to receive it. View here & join or renew now to keep up to date.
December 14, 2023

Rotoiti Lake Levels Highest in 50 Years

Rotoiti exceeded the operational and consented upper levels over lengthy periods, reaching its highest level in 50 years during February.
December 14, 2023

Lake Structure Consent Conclusion

November update on the Hearing Decision, Funding and the issuing of consents and fees. Thankyou to Roy Duffy for your astute leadership!
December 14, 2023

Trapping at Okere Falls & Otaramarae

Trapping update from Okere Falls & Otaramarae. Traps are available for those who’d like to join the campaign around lake Rotoiti.
December 12, 2023

Boat Use Effects Lake Water Quality

Did you know that many of the biggest threats to clean and safe lake water quality come from your lake boating activities?
December 12, 2023

Improving Lake Rotoiti Water Quality

Here's good advice from Mark Thomson of the LRCA Committee on what you can do to help improve Lake Rotoiti’s water quality.
December 6, 2023

December 23 Rotoiti Sewerage Update

RLC advises that 80% of all on-property installations are in place for Rotoma and East Rotoiti. The estimated completion date is June 2024.
November 13, 2023

Rotoiti Emergency Response Resources

LRCA is working to provide up to date emergency contact details and useful information to help you be as prepared as possible for an emergency.
November 13, 2023

Lake Ōkataina Opens With Controls

Lake Ōkataina is now officially open for angling from boats for three days a week Friday to Sunday 6:30am-7:00pm. Conditions apply.
November 1, 2023

Lake Ōkataina Closure Extended

“We want to let you know that Lake Ōkataina in the Rotorua region will not be open for angling from boats 1st November, as planned”
October 1, 2023

Golden Clam Threat Closes Ōkataina

At the Ngati Tarawhai Iwi Trust’s request MPI is closing Lake Ōkataina for October to boating and fishing under the Biosecurity Act.