"Shaping Rotorua's future" is the focus of a new city advocacy group called Evolve Rotorua. Its founders range from lawyers to businesspeople and tourism venture managers. Evolve's main goal is to spread the word about local projects it thinks will make Rotorua a better place, and advocate for them with local organisations, central and local government and more. But how does Evolve think it will get on with the Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers group? And what do the mayor and RDRR councillor Peter Bentley think about it? Sam Olley finds out.

The founders of a new city issues advocacy

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