News updates – Whakahou kawepūrongo

13 July 2020 – Carving space blessed

6 July 2020 – Proposals for upgrade of Long Mile Road Visitor Centre shortlisted

27 June 2020 – Extra funding for museum and forest developments

19 February 2020 – New bus and equestrian parks for Long Mile Road

12 December 2019 – And that’s a wrap!

20 November 2019 – Long Mile Road upgrade in final stages of construction

5 November 2019 – Rotorua Lakes Council’s sport, recreation and environment manager, Rob Pitkethley, discusses Rotorua’s new Great Ride that will take in the very best of Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa and Tokorangi Forests.
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25 September 2019 – Jess Dallaway, senior project engineer at WSP Opus, discusses the design elements for developments in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa and Tokorangi Forests.
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18 September 2019 – Jean-Paul Gaston, general manager of strategy at Rotorua Lakes Council, gives us an update on the forest project.
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10 September 2019 – Jean-Paul Gaston, general manager of strategy at Rotorua Lakes Council, presents an update on the forest project at an event at the Rotorua Library.
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10 October 2019 – Car park temporarily closed at new forest hub site
3 October 2019 – Forest project update
13 September 2019 – New forest loop cycle trail
11 September 2019 – Sneak peek at new toilet and shower block
3 September 2019 – New forest loop to showcase iconic features of Rotorua
20 August 2019 – Long Mile Road lights up
28 June 2019 – Work begins at new forest hub
11 June 2019 – Long Mile Road upgrade progresses
6 June 2019 – Work to begin at Tarawera Road Forest Hub
12 April 2019: Intersection at the top of Long Mile Road complete
28 February 2019: Work begins on Long Mile Road as part of Whakarewarewa Forest development

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