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


Stake in ground on Rotorua inner city revitalisation

Stake in ground on Rotorua inner city revitalisation

A group of retailers and businesspeople have established an inner city focus group to work with the Rotorua District Council in towards better development of the central business district.

Mike Steiner, a well-known retailer, cautions that the group is not going after the council as such but have real concerns.

“We have come to the conclusion that it is really time we put a stake in the ground and said ‘hey, we need to take back ownership of this area and we need to be responsible for putting some input into that area’.”

Group has established a dialogue with council, which he said had been “incredibly receptive and more than happy to meet with us in an open discussion to look at the on-going development and revitalisation of the CBD”.

Talk about a ginger group has been about for some time, but Mike says it has been important for those involved for the focus group to put down firm foundations, and to establish a good dialogue with the council.

The group’s intention is that by November it will be able produce a co-ordinated and cohesive plan for the revitalisation of the inner city.

For more details, go to Mike Steiner transcript.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>


New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels