Using Healthcare Services

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) has produced a new resource titles "Using Healthcare Services in the Community". The booklet has been developed after consultation with older people (50+) and disability groups, with input from community healthcare services.

The booklet targets older people and covers various services including general practices, pharmacies and home and community support services.

People can download and print the booklet from the HDC website.


Your Choice

2022 Representation Review

Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua residents will soon have the opportunity to provide feedback on representation arrangements in Rotorua. Council has now launched the 'Your Choice - 2022 Representation Review' project to review representation arrangements ahead of next year’s local government elections. 


Please download the booklet 'Your Choice - 2022 Representation Review' containing more information and this information is also available on Council’s website under the consultation platform Let’s Talk – Kōrero Mai.

The details in brief:

  • To help Council develop a draft proposal on representation arrangements, Council will soon be asking residents for feedback on some of the following topics:

    • How many elected members should the district have?

    • Should elected members be elected from across the whole district or split into wards? (Note: on 21 May 2021 Rotorua Lakes Council resolved to establish Māori Wards.)

    • If wards are introduced, what should the boundaries be?

    • If we have wards, how many elected members should we have per ward?

    • Should Community Boards be introduced/retained?


  • Council will then develop a draft proposal that will go out for public consultation during September and October this year.


  • Following public consultation, and after considering feedback from submissions and hearings, Council will make a final decision on its representation arrangements for the 2022 election and adopt a final proposal in November 2021.


  • Once final, the updated representation arrangements will stay in effect for six years (two election cycles) or until the next review.


In order to ensure councils continue to provide fair and effective representation for individuals and communities, they’re required by law (the Local Electoral Act 2001), to review their elected representation arrangements at least every six years. The last representation review in Rotorua was undertaken in 2015.


Our outings are on the third Monday of each month, meeting at 9-30 am at the Parksyde Community Centre.





Our public forums are held at the Linton Park Community Centre, 16 Kamahi Place  All our meetings are open to the public, so bring some friend(s) along and introduce them to Grey Power Rotorua. We are a friendly bunch. 

Tuesday 17 August, 1 pm

Visit by the
Minister of Seniors



How to book your COVID-19 immunisation – for people 65 years or older


If you are aged 65 years or older, you can get your vaccination at the community COVID-19 Immunisation Hub in Rotorua (Central Mall – next to Noel Leeming). The hub is currently open Tuesday – Saturday.


Please contact our administration call centre on 0800 115 117 to make a booking. Please leave a message if your call is not answered.


Please note you can also book in by

TEXTING 027 705 4176 with the

following information:

  • your name

  • date of birth

  • contact phone number

Or you can send this information by email to