24 Jul 2018

Support for homeless shelter

From The Panel, 4:24 pm on 24 July 2018

The Rotorua shelter for homeless people that was forced to shut due to fire non-compliance has had a wave of support from locals and people around the country.

Founder Tiny Deane has been inundated with donations and offers to help fix the problem at his shelter, after the council allegedly threatened a massive fine if it continued to operate without meeting the standards.

Mr Deane says he will be meeting with the council today to decide next steps.

The panelists give their view.

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