'Motels are no places for children,' a local social support advocate says.
He performed in front of a crowd of 20,000 people, and is still pinching himself.
"It's like they didn't want it ... like they'd rather stay in emergency housing."
One year on, there is still no sign of the Tauranga man who vanished.
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Police are appealing for any information about the attack in Papamoa on Sunday.
Land values in some Tauranga suburbs overtake the price the houses.
A Mount Maunganui resident chucked on Santa's get-up for his annual dress-up surf.
Nearly one year after the unthinkable event, staff open up about the response.
Long waiting list fuelled by poor policies, toxic drinking culture, under-resourced staff.
The poor quality accommodation was ordered to shut after an investigation.
People are being pushed into homelessness for longer, with nowhere to go.
But hotel spokesman says it has no record of a guest missing that many meals.
The billboard was originally Todd Muller's, who has called the work 'quite extraordinary'.