The Herald reports:
Former NZ First MP Fletcher Tabuteau has thrown his hat in the 2022 Rotorua mayoralty ring after mayor Steve Chadwick confirmed she would not be standing again.
Tabuteau is unlikely to run unopposed, however, with sitting councillor Raj Kumar also confirming he will make a bid for the mayoral chains.
Fellow councillor Reynold Macpherson said he “may or may not” run for the mayoralty.
Former Labour MPs who are Mayors seem to be bailing. Dalziel out, Chadwick out and Goff very likely to go to Washington.