Lifewise boss Haehaetu Barrett believes Rotorua homeless hotel was not fit for dogs
A Māori social services leader says she “shut down” Rotorua homeless hotel Four Canoes after finding conditions she believed were not even good enough for dogs.
Lifewise chief executive Haehaetu Barrett told the National Māori Housing Conference in Rotorua today that in her view: “I wouldn’t even put my Rotties in what I found.”
Barrett was using the conditions found at the Fenton St hotel, which had been used for two years to house homeless people, as an example of why Māori should be put in charge of finding solutions for their own people.
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