29 Nov 2022

Hamilton Mayor on city's benefit from fund to fight crime

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 29 November 2022

Hamilton is one locale that will benefit from a new government fund to combat local crime.

Waikato is the police district with the highest individual number of ram raids - thirty-nine from June to September and 16 between September and October.

But funding isn't the only issue - getting help where it's need has been one of the region's biggest challenges.

Mayor Paula Southgate has been calling for a faster roll-out.

She spoke to Guyon Espiner.