Rotorua Lakes Council

Also known as:

  • Te kaunihera o ngā roto o Rotorua

The Rotorua Lakes Council governs the Rotorua District located in east-central of "the North Island of New Zealand. It has one urban area of significant size, the city of Rotorua [where the head offices of the council are located]... The district falls within two regional council areas, with the majority of the area and Rotorua city in the Bay of Plenty Region and the rest in the Waikato region...

Rotorua has an unusual history, as the town was built by the Government as a tourist destination in the 1880s. Through the Rotorua Borough Act 1922, which achieved royal assent on 28 September 1922, the Rotorua Borough was formed. The inaugural elections for mayor were held in February 1923 and Cecil Clinkard was successful. In 1962, Rotorua was proclaimed a city. In 1979, the status was changed to a district when Rotorua City and Rotorua County amalgamated. The district council held its first meeting on 2 April 1979. At the 27 November 2014 council meeting, it was decided to change the operating name of the council to Rotorua Lakes Council, while the official name would remain unchanged. Since then, the district has been known as Rotorua Lakes and the council's web domain changed from to"(wikipedia)

See also:

John & Jenny Skudder, ‘Stained Glass Windows’ (1991) [Tarawera panel], Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022