Napier dealing with increased begging

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 19 June 2017

Napier is the latest city in a long string of them to be struggling with the issues of beggars on their streets.

Mayor Bill Dalton is looking for combined action from police and health boards to address the problem.

He says the council is doing everything it can in it's power to deal with the problem, but there needs to be a co-ordinated approach to find a long term solution. He talks to Jesse about the issue and what he believes should be done.


A homeless man begging on the street.

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