• Today property owners will be rubbing their hands together with glee. Their Rotorua homes are still gaining in value – outstripping Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton – and at long last people are seeing the magic that is our city.

I’ll never forgetting weighing up buying the house I was renting in Rotorua just under 20 years ago. I asked advice from my dear late father.

Rotorua mother of two Ashley Portland is living in a caravan because she cant find a rental. Photo/File

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