RotoruaMayor

It's the top job in local politics and with fewer than six months until the 2019 council elections, the battle for the Rotorua mayoralty has already started. Five people have so far put up their hands including incumbent Steve Chadwick, and Reynold Macpherson – the man who came closest to toppling her last time. In the first of a series examining the race for mayor and the major issues up for debate, Zizi Sparks delves into the lives of Chadwick and Macpherson to find out who they are, what they do outside work – and why they want to be