We asked people on the street whether Rotorua should consider implementing a begging ban in the inner-city, like Tauranga has.

Jamie Ransfield, 19. Photo / Andrew Warner
Jamie Ransfield, 19. Photo / Andrew Warner

It would be a bit sad. Some homeless people aren't eligible for Work and Income and have no other option.
Jamie Ransfield, 19
Kout

Marama Maxsted, 44. Photo / Andrew Warner
Marama Maxsted, 44. Photo / Andrew Warner

What kind of city would we be? Where would they go and what would they do? Can we create another option?
Marama Maxsted, 44
Maket

Dave Ryan, 31. Photo / Andrew Warner
Dave Ryan, 31. Photo / Andrew Warner

Some people struggle in life, some people don't. You've only got to say yes or no, but it is a way of surviving.
Dave Ryan, 31
Central

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Rachel Tatton, 37. Photo / Andrew Warner
Rachel Tatton, 37. Photo / Andrew Warner

They're part of our community too. They have just as much right to walk around the streets as we do.
Rachel Tatton, 37
Central

Kauri Walker, 30. Photo / Andrew Warner
Kauri Walker, 30. Photo / Andrew Warner

If you're going to enforce a ban then have a place for them to go. You'll have an issue of them hanging outside the perimeter.
Kauri Walker, 30
Glenholme