As a Rotorua resident, I'd like to think my views are represented by the Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers Association.
But forgive me for not feeling that way.
Many of its views don't align with my personal views and with an estimated population of more than 70,000 residents and ratepayers, surely we should be represented by more than one group of fewer than 1000 members according to its Facebook page.
That's why I'm welcoming the news today that Evolve Rotorua could be a new and alternative voice in town. In my role as a journalist, I've already come across