The expenses incurred by a city's mayor while in office are regularly subject to public scrutiny. With this year's local body elections nearing and many incumbent mayors seeking re-election, a magnifying glass has been put over their expense card transactions and reimbursements. We look at the expenses Rotorua's mayor has incurred since her re-election in 2016, how it compares with other mayors of similar-sized cities and why she's been labelled "frugal" by the taxpayers' union.

Rotorua's mayor has been labelled "frugal" by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union after the release of her expense card transactions and reimbursements.

Between November 1,

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