Having just driven home to Rotorua from Wellington, I am now more sure than ever that Rotorua is the litter capital of New Zealand.

Also being the North Island's tourist capital makes it even more embarrassing.

It is normal for us to pick up 20 to 30 aluminium beer and caffeine drink cans from the side of the road in the 10km drive to Ngongotahā and the same on the other side on the way back.

The litter is replenished at least weekly and that doesn't count RTD and beer bottles or the vast quantities of fast food wrappers and


Haves and have nots