Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hi - please find below an item of interest. Many thanks

Scrub Rotorua Day to launch inner city revival

A "Scrub Rotorua Day" is among the first steps a revitalisation project for the inner city. City retailer Mike Steiner is leading the project and says the launch is the first stage of an exciting time for Rotorua

A newly formed Rotorua Inner City Focus Group - backed by the new mayor Steve Chadwick and RDC chief executive Geoff Williams – is inviting iwi stakeholders, businesses and the retail sector to the 31 October launch of part one of a revitalisation strategy.

The first stage will be kicked off on 23 November, Mike Steiner said when interviewed by www.themud.co.nz.

“We are going to have a Scrub Rotorua Day, where we are asking the whole of the business community – land owners, retailers and business people – to get out and clean up their premises; paint up what’s necessary, freshen up their signs, clean windows, do whatever.”

“The Rotorua District Council is going to come along behind and replant all the gardens through Tutanekai Street [in the main retail area] – they’ve a whole new design philosophy for that.”

One of the key intersections on Pukuatua and Tutanekai Streets is to be altered, as a trial.

The City Focus – sometimes blamed for setting a poor tone for Rotorua’s inner city – will receive a refurbishment and a new look.

Mr Steiner says this is an exciting time for business and retailers. Six months ago they had had no voice and had no communication with the RDC but have built up strong communication within the city.

The state of Rotorua’s inner city was one of the major issues in the recent local body elections, which saw mayor Steve Chadwick topple standing mayor Kevin Winters in a landslide.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news