So the new help for the homeless has started right here in Rotorua. Good, not before time (Local News, April 30).

However, it appears to overlook a couple of fundamental issues.

Any kind of help given to the homeless will involve having enough houses - houses that anyone helping the homeless is able to afford.

You cannot pick houses out of a hat so therefore someone has to build those houses - or buy them.


Building houses in New Zealand is a risky business, it takes forever, builders are not available or unreliable.

The build quality is sometimes questionable. Buying

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