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Welcome to Rotorua District Residents & Ratepayers Association

Are you concerned about how Rotorua has gone badly wrong under the current Council? So are we.

There have been many poor decisions made by the current Council that have damaged Rotorua’s reputation as a great place to live and visit. Among these are the use of motels on Fenton Street for emergency housing , disposing of reserves and potentially the Springfield Golf Course, extravagant rates increases and running up debt, to name a few. They even tried to introduce undemocratic election arrangements to Rotorua.

Many of these poor decisions were debated and predetermined in secret “Elected Members workshops” from which the media and public were excluded by people who weren’t Elected Members of Council. Rotorua Lakes Council is currently the subject of an investigation by the Ombudsman into this anti-democratic practice.

Our endorsed Councillor Candidates are committed to bringing about “deep change” in Council’s decision-making processes. A vote for an RDRR endorsed candidate is a vote to fix Council and fix Rotorua.

Here’s the Daily Post’s coverage of RDRR’s Campaign Launch at a packed Springfield Golf Club

We invite you to join the liveliest conversation about Rotorua’s future on RDRR’s Facebook Page. We have over 3,000 people following us. 

Featured News

RDRR CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SPEECH, Reynold Macpherson, Mayoral Candidate

RDRR CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SPEECH Reynold Macpherson, Mayoral Candidate Springfield Golf Club, Monday 8 Aug 6.30-8.30 pm E nga mana, e...
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Statement of Robert Lee following withdrawal of Judicial Review against Council

I have reluctantly withdrawn the Judicial Review against the Rotorua District Council’s decision to seek a law change in Parliament...
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Stunning about-turn by Rotorua’s Council over 3 Waters Reform

The Agenda for the Rotorua District Council’s meeting of 30 June 2022, published two days prior (and one day before...
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Our Team

The Rotorua Ratepayers & Residents Inc (RDRR) was launched on 25th September 2015, replacing it’s predecessor, the Rotorua Pro-Democracy Society, with a wider mandate. It has grown quickly to over 400 members.

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Our Policy

Read our constitution here