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Restore Rotorua: Locals have had enough of emergency housing

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Aug 2022, 11:40am
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Restore Rotorua: Locals have had enough of emergency housing

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Aug 2022, 11:40am

Emergency housing motels in Rotorua are applying for resource consent to continue as emergency housing providers.

Currently, motels operating under Ministry contracts are unlawful as the district plan only consents them to having short term visitors.

If all 12 motels in Rotorua get consent granted, they would be approved to have 1008 occupants in 301 units.  

Lobby group Restore Rotorua chairman Trevor Newbrook said the number of submissions was "massive" and it tells him the people of Rotorua have had enough.

Trevor Newbrook joined Kerre Woodham.

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