Regarding your article "Rotorua's wicked problems" (News, May 17), which detailed the dire situation facing Rotorua regarding social and housing issues, it will come as news to some, but to those who face these issues every day it will simply confirm their day-to-day struggles.

While social issues are complex, with no silver-bullet solution, there are many ways that the council can act now while a long-term vision is planned and implemented, particularly around housing.

An easy win would be loosening, and in some cases, removing particular housing planning rules all together.

For one, rules around minimum


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