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Renters ex­ploited

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?

Jackie Evans

Ro­torua

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

PHOTO / BEN FRASER

Deputy mayor Dave Don­ald­son says the coun­cil will not be put­ting the lake’s health at risk.

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