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Map of a city's booze and homeless problem

23 February 2021

The Rotorua Policing Team has reported almost daily calls to attend incidents at a number of city reserves involving homeless people and under-aged drinking.

Details of the problem are contained in a report to the Rotorua Lakes Council on its plans for alcohol-free areas in a block near the central city.

The report notes as follows : "The Rotorua Policing Team did confirm they are called to the Reserves in question at least 4 to 5 times per week in response to disorder, antisocial behaviour and violence offences, all usually alcohol related. An example of this was on the 2nd February 2021, a member of the community Policing Team attended a job at St Michael’s Rugby Club involving alcohol and violence. A male was taken to Rotorua Hospital for injuries sustained in an assault.
The Police note that the three Reserves are used by homeless persons as a gathering point and often dwellings are set up in these areas. Signs of alcohol consumption, defecation and rubbish are always present.
The Police have highlighted the inconsistency between the alcohol related crime and disorder and the activities of the Reserve users involving children and young people."

The report includes maps of areas involved.

Source: RDC-1098094 8 Extraordinary Council Meeting Agenda11 February 2021

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