Some business owners are wondering just what the council can do to revitalise Rotorua’s CBD. It’s an issue that saw one council candidate suggest housing homeless in a barn, one that has brought on separate claims the CBD is “dying”, going through “growing pains” and turning in to a “ghost town”. Reporter Zizi Sparks asks Rotorua mayoral hopefuls what they would do to ensure the CBD thrives.
Inner-city living, free parking and moving the homeless shelter are among ways Rotorua mayoral hopefuls say they will help the city’s CBD thrive.
Steve Chadwick, Dennis Curtis, Rob Kent and Reynold Macpherson were