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Thank you to your correspondent AN Christie (Letters, December 5) who writes of how difficult it is for young people to buy their first home.
Of course the housing shortage also includes rental accommodation.
Landlords are preying on the desperate, in the knowledge that they can ask exorbitant rents, and usually get them.
I know of a 66-year-old widow, paying $260 for a one-bedroom sleepout with no running water.
When will regulations be introduced to stop this appalling exploitation of the vulnerable?
Iwi right to object
Great news (Local News, December 4) that the Te Arawa Lakes Trust have opposed plans to discharge treated wastewater into Lake Rotorua. As Tipene Marr said, the treated wastewater was clear but not clean.
If it’s undrinkable, of course it shouldn’t be discharged into the lake.
Are we endeavouring to clean up our lake or aren’t we? Yvonna Kilmore Rotorua
Deputy mayor Dave Donaldson says the council will not be putting the lake’s health at risk.