For many people, the weekly rent payment makes up the largest portion of bills. But where you choose to rent plays a large part in how much you have to fork out. Rotorua's rental availability is dire, forcing some to live in motels and hotels. Reporter Zizi Sparks looks at the latest market rent data to identify the cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in this year.

The cheapest Rotorua areas to rent a home are Kuirau, Hillcrest and Glenholme, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The most expensive? Pukehangi and Springfield.


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