Local elections 2019

Rates. Even ratepayers who take a bare minimum interest in council affairs cannot help but pay attention when their rates bill arrives. The Rotorua Daily Post asked the city's mayoral candidates about their goals for rates if elected and how they would approach managing the council's debt, and found out what residents and businesses want from their rates.

Rates should be kept at a minimum, affordable and below inflation.

That's the view of some of Rotorua's mayoral candidates and what they are promising to strive for if elected.

The council's 10-year Long-Term Plan forecasts average residential rates increases in


Bryce Heard: Residents want efficient spend