On the Agenda


7 December 2017

The district’s bilingual initiative, Rotorua Reorua, is set to take another step forward with a business case and proposed work plan now completed.

These are being presented at today’s [Thursday 7 December] Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee hui/meeting when committee members will be asked for their endorsement.

Council has previously given its support to the initiative, which is being led by Te Tatau o Te Arawa, with assistance from Te Puni Kokiri

A report to the committee says the business for Rotorua Reorua is informed by both local and international examples of bilingualism and the business case highlights the potential economic impact.

A two-phase work plan is proposed  with phase one including a 90-day plan focussed on immediately increasing the visibility and impact of bilingualism in Rotorua city. The report notes some of these initiatives are already underway.

Phase two proposes developing a comprehensive strategy alongside the community to ensure sustainability of Rotorua Reorua.

Go to p25 of the committee agenda to view the full report on this matter, the business case and summary pages.


Also on the agenda . . .

  • Strategic direction for supporting initiatives addressing youth employment (p89 of the committee agenda)
  • Council’s submission to local government remuneration review (p19 of the committee agenda)
  • 2018 schedule of committee and full council meetings (p16 of the committee agenda)
  • Review of council significance and engagement policy (p61 of the committee agenda)


The hui/meeting is scheduled to start at 1pm today in the Council Chamber at Council's Civic Centre on Haupapa Street.

The hui is being livestreamed and livestreaming can be accessed via Council’s YouTube channel or at THIS LINK on Council’s website.


Page reviewed: 07 Dec 2017 10:00am