Whakatane doing well to help those in need - Mayor

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The Mayor of Whakatane says the district does have some problems with beggars, but doesn't need a bylaw to deal with them.

Tauranga has this week introduced a bylaw aimed at keeping beggars out of the shopping centres.

But Tony Bonne says the Whakatane Council has had no request from its business community for similar action.

He says there is a concern though about beggars hanging around money machines or ATMs.

Sam Gardner