“Budget

With just one week to go until the Government's 2019 Budget, promises have already been made. There's been an extra $58 million into the forestry sector, $2.2m of provincial growth fund money for youth and young adult initiatives in Kawerau, $200m allocated to housing long-term homeless people in New Zealand and more. Next Thursday the Government will announce just how much money they'll put into each sector and for what. The Rotorua business sector is hoping for a slice of the pie. Business owners tell Katee Shanks what they hope the budget will bring.

Police officers patrolling the Rotorua CBD