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Māori health experts say the age-based approach baked inequities into the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and giving Māori and Pasifika vaccination priority could have dampened the Delta outbreak.
Rotorua Lakes Council appears to remain open-minded but "sceptical" when it comes to Three Waters reform.
The National Party MP also says Rotorua feels "beaten up by the government" over MIQ facilities and other issues, such as homelessness.
Rotorua Lakes Council hopes to secure more than $113 million in government funding for infrastructure developments to enable the construction of 5000 new homes in the city.
A Rotorua couple in their 70s say they have been left confused and "angry" after being turned away from a second Covid-19 vaccination in Rotorua.
It follows a unanimous call from Lakes DHB members last Friday for the government to rule Rotorua out of any additional MIQ facilities.
Democracy Reporter Felix Desmarais caught up with Bay of Plenty and Waiariki leaders to find out how they're spending their downtime in lockdown this time around.
A Rotorua leader has told the government to "bugger off" when it comes to introducing new managed isolation facilities in the city.
A Rotorua leader says the district could become a destination for "climate refugees" as a result of the impact of climate change.
The government has confirmed it is investigating additional managed isolation facilities in a number of locations, including Rotorua.
Embattled Rotorua Lakes councillor Reynold Macpherson is vowing to "boycott" the latest code of conduct investigation into his behaviour.
Former NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau has thrown his hat in the 2022 Rotorua mayoralty ring after mayor Steve Chadwick confirmed she would not be standing again.
People hoping to be vaccinated have been left confused by the Ministry of Health's national BookMyVaccine system, after it told them there were no vaccination centres in their cities - including…
It might be icy cold on the Rotorua lakefront at the moment, but it appears the response to its redevelopment is a mostly warm one.
An expansion of the role of Rotorua Economic Development has been floated to support the delivery of "transformational place-making projects", including two apartment buildings in the city's CBD.
Rotorua's ratepayers will shell out a further $11.1 million on the restoration of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.
Rotorua's mayor Steve Chadwick has hit out at "nonsense" calls for an independent review of Rotorua Lakes Council, calling it "silly chatter" and "sad".
Rotorua Lakes Council's "organisational realignment" - which has seen seven deputy chief executives appointed - has so far cost $51,842, with the cost expected to rise to about $75,000.
Rotorua MP Todd McClay is calling for an independent review into Rotorua Lakes Council, following the revelation that it had appointed seven deputy chief executives.
An "utterly appalled'" Rotorua Lakes councillor wants central government intervention over the naming of seven council deputy chief executives.
Seven senior staff at Rotorua Lakes Council can now call themselves deputy chief executives, and one has had a minimum $40,000 pay rise.
A Rotorua nurse says nurses are terrified about mistakes in patient care due to short staffing and under-resourcing.
The council says the complaints "did not constitute bullying or harassment".
Māori wards will be adopted in Rotorua in time for the next local election.
Rotorua's mayor and two councillors have accused Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi of "misinformation", over his comments on the Ngāpuna sewerage fault.