With a little more than five months until the Rotorua local body elections, people are already preparing for the battle for the seats around the council table. For councillor candidates, debt and infrastructure seem to be common issues in the lead up to the election, but industry leaders have different ideas. Zizi Sparks takes a look at the big issues for the upcoming election according to ratepayers and industry professionals.

Leaders in business, education, property and youth affairs have differing views on what the key issues facing the council are this election, and how to tackle those issues.

Rotorua Chamber