• How can I participate in the online consultations?

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    If you have not previously participated simply click on the register button at the top right hand side of the page and when prompted create a screen name. (Note: your comments will appear under your screen name and you can comment anonymously through a screen name of your choice). Create a password of your choice, a valid email address, your age, gender and the location in which you live.

    If you have previously participated simply click on the "Sign In" function located on the right hand side of the top tool bar.

  • Why is the Rotorua Lakes Council seeking feedback and advice online?

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    Traditional community consultation usually involves attending 'town hall' meetings or providing written submissions to Council, and this can often be time consuming, inconvenient and sometimes intimidating. Let's Talk | Kōrero Mai - Rotorua gives you the opportunity to have your say on issues and opportunities that are important to you, at a time and place of your choice.

    • It is a quick, safe and convenient way to have your say on a range of issues and topics.
    • It is a great way to keep up to date and contribute your views on issues affecting your community.
    • You can see what other community members think about an issue or topic, respond with your own views and engage in a discussion.
    • You don't have to attend community meetings at a set place and time, you can contribute at a time and place that suits you.
    • It allows for a range of different people, with different views to discuss matters that impact on their community and for individuals to better understand and acknowledge differing views and work together to provide solutions that benefit the whole community.
  • How are the online forum and other public comments moderated?

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    All moderation is carried out by Bang the Table and all moderation is independent to Council. The moderators do not edit or alter any comments and will only remove comments deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious, in which case they are removed from the site immediately. Refer to the moderation guidelines.

  • Is my privacy protected?

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    Yes! Your privacy is absolutely protected and Council and the providers of the Let's Talk | Korero Mai - Rotorua engagement portal (Bang the Table) will only use your email to contact you with updates and to invite you to participate in consultations. Your email address and any other information provided by you will not be distributed to any third party or used for any other purpose. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as part of your participation. You may like to review our privacy policy.

  • What other ways can I have my say?

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    Let's talk | Korero mai - Rotorua – This is Council’s engagement hub. Have your say on any of our current engagement projects. Please register here.

    Speak to your local representatives – Your Councillors and Community Board Members are available to discuss your ideas, issues or concerns. Contact a Councillor or Community Board member.

    Talk to us at an event – Keep an eye out on when Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about in your community.

    Online News – Keep up to date and informed of what’s happening at Council and in the Rotorua Lakes District via the online news page of the Rotorua Lakes Council website.

    Alternatively you can email us at letstalk@rotorualc.nz