By Bryce Heard


The Rotorua economy is growing steadily, and the Government's support by way of the Provincial Growth Fund is important and greatly appreciated by the thinking people of the city.

However, some longstanding and serious underlying problems need to be addressed.


First, at a national level, we need a continuation of the previous Government's investment in major infrastructure, such as upgrading roading networks connecting the major North Island cities.

In this context, and closer to home, the main access routes into Rotorua from the West (SH5) and the East (Te Ngae) are now congested and inadequate. Four

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