A plea to halt the installation of a cellphone tower in a residential Rotorua area has been ignored and the three-storey tower is up. But the Rotorua Lakes Council has said its hands were tied in stopping the installation as it was on privately owned land. Cira Olivier talks to Springfield residents about their concerns.

Springfield resident Harvey Mandeno can see the tower from bedrooms and the kitchen in his house and said his 13-year-old daughter had asked, "Dad, are we going to get cancer and are we going to get sick?" as they watched the cellphone tower go up.

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