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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.


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.
August 5, 2020

Lake Structure Consents – BoPRC

Lake Structure audits and inspections have begun this month across all lakes, this includes scheduled compliance monitoring and follow-up inspections.
July 7, 2020

New LRCA Chairperson

Reina Anahira Engelen cares about her community and wants to be involved in an organization that has input into the decisions that affect it.
June 2, 2020

Safer Speed Limits for Rotoiti

Speed limits on State Highway 33 and State Highway 30 Between Rotorua Airport and Okere Falls have been reduced to help keep road users safe and save lives.