A serious assault on Saturday morning at a popular Rotorua nightclub has left some members of the hospitality industry worried it could impact people's decisions to go out and feel safe in Rotorua. The assault prompted Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar to assure residents that gangs would be banned from the night spot in future. Cira Olivier reports.

A serious assault has sparked concerns the hospitality industry in Rotorua will suffer.

But the fears have come with a reassurance that people will be safe and looked after in bars, restaurants and pubs in the district.

On Saturday morning, a man was

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