Category Archives: Homeless

Remember NZ’s 42+K homeless? They’re still there, in motels, garages, sheds, tents even (Wellington man faces homelessness in old age)

And so it continues … thousands of dollars spent by the corporation on motels that could be funneled into deposits for houses. Wonder how is treasonous Roger Douglas these days with his big experiment? Oh that’s right, he’s a SIR now & living luxuriously in Auckland last I noted. Along with the other treasonous governments that have sold off our state housing stock & never gotten around to replacing it. EWR

Emergency housing in the Wellington region has almost tripled over the last year, due to the effects of Covid-19 and a shortage of affordable housing. The Ministry of Social Development confirmed that 622 households were currently living in emergency housing, compared with 212 households this time last year.”

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/housing-affordability/124433319/wellington-man-faces-homelessness-in-old-age-after-working-his-whole-life?fbclid=IwAR1B7Rm6Ezd8EFP6ltNUE0_40bzA4w3RVy08deRDE3TXAFsaGqtRrNin-uI

Image by José Manuel de Laá from Pixabay

One NZ man helping the homeless – ‘the riches of the poor’

Amidst all the misery going on, and unprecedented homelessness in a once full nation, gone thanks in large part to treasonous SIR Roger Douglas with his crippling monetary policies and complicity with the banking fraternity … who has retired in luxury with a title … this dear man is a shining light in the darkness. I would rather have his ‘riches’ than those of the money grubbers who profit from misery. Take a bet who sleeps better at night. EWR
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“After securing a lease on 11 hectares of farm land, Te Kai Po Ahururi is sharing it with people not used to having a home.

A once empty and bare stretch of land is becoming a refuge for the homeless and heartbroken.

Te Kai Po Ahuriri, 49, is trying to be the person he needed when he was lost in life, providing people with a home, support and purpose.

The former meth addict and gang member secured a 100-year lease for an 11-hectare block on Old West Rd in Linton, near Palmerston North, from a family trust last year for free.

Dotted throughout the property are one-room shacks he has built with friends and offered at no charge to people with nowhere else to turn.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300215169/this-land-is-our-land-one-mans-mission-to-help-the-homeless?fbclid=IwAR2jfD0VYguLD02QzTIDmxursa6d1KSeGe68sZ0pPuxnr7lGDX-L88nPIxU

Photo: Stuff.co.nz

In spite of promises not to, Labour has sold $30mill worth of NZ’s state homes while the homeless live in camp grounds, cars & sheds

Government sells $30m worth of state houses after Labour promised to stop sales
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122149832/government-sells-30m-worth-of-state-houses-after-labour-promised-to-stop-sales

RELATED: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/2-3-mill-for-a-bankers-advice-on-selling-hnz-houses-see-what-else-your-govt-corporation-spends-your-tax-money-on-kiwis/

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2019/02/16/its-no-accident-the-entire-world-faces-rising-house-prices-homelessness-poverty-watch-bilderberg-the-movie-learn-who-really-controls-the-world/

VIDEO below from Radio NZ

RELATED: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/the-nats-have-been-land-banking-tamaki-state-homes-on-prime-real-estate-since-2012-clearing-out-the-poor-to-make-way-for-private-mansions/

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/the-tamaki-regeneration-gentrification-scam-exposed-state-homes-gone-to-property-developers-at-undisclosed-prices/

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2018/09/23/new-zealand-has-worst-level-of-homelessness-in-the-world-labour-says/

NZ’s 43K homeless – shame, Roger Douglas!

EnvirowatchRangitikei Read up on Douglas’s globalist Neo Liberal economics experiment that they crow was a success. Was for them but for the majority, complete disaster. Screwed our nation big time & still doing it. Liars. He is a SIR now. You can hear him interviewed recently at this link. He claims his policies worked & witness the fact no successive govts changed them. That is because they are also globalists (not to mention also that ours and theirs are corporations not governments). Meanwhile we have child poverty (2nd highest in developed world), high suicide rate & yes, 43K homeless. The Nats sold off our state housing. Thousands of good homes to access the real estate under them. These people are thieves and robbers.  They are not serving the NZ people at all. They simply pretend to. EWR

 

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Once a pioneer of the social welfare state, New Zealand now has over 40,000 people who are homeless, forced to live in their cars and in garages as a result of rapid house price and rent rises and a shortage of social housing. Al Jazeera correspondent Tarek Bazley visits South Auckland and meets two families – one with six children living in a derelict garage, the other who lived with three teenagers for months in their car – and charts the country’s fall from and egalitarian society to one with deep divisions of wealth Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Seasons Greetings

animal-3434123_1280Note: this post sparked a discussion on FB… see notes at the end.

This morning I watched the birds feeding on the Pohutukawa trees outside my window and pondered. No bigger birds had fenced the tree off with ‘no trespassing’ signs. Or cut the flowers all off to process and sell. It is why we’re offered the birds as an example not to worry about food or clothing. And yet our world and all of its resources have been fenced off and guarded for the benefit of the few whilst the many starve and languish without homes or covering for their families. I’ve just moved house again because six weeks ago a new property management company that purchased the block of flats of which I was a tenant,  raised all the rents by $140. Market rent they said. These flats are very substandard. More to come on that. Then yesterday whilst waiting to hand in the keys to the slumlords, I struck up a convo with a young man who told me the story of a whanau member who had hung himself. As he explained this to whomever it was he was waiting to see she rushed by him saying she wasn’t working ‘this week’. No heart? Everything is too busy? Our convo had centered around what everybody is noticing… nobody cares any more. The suicides are escalating. People don’t care for each other like they used to. And the apparent police state that is nearly upon us. People visited by the police to inquire as to their political views. Intimidation? And the property predators. Yes this young man confirmed a story I’d people-1010001_640heard of that a certain motel in town was charging $400 p wk rental to the vulnerable homeless. Meanwhile the local authorities have built new accommodation for the refugees they are soon to be welcoming into the country. Now like most of us,  I would like to see these folk cared for, but we have more than 43,000 of our own homeless in NZ. There has to be another agenda to this kindness than mere kindness. If it were kindness then why are so many of ours homeless?

Anyhow, with those thoughts in mind, we know that many folk will spend their Christmas on a park bench without food, or camped in their cars or tents because our corporation (aka govt) has sold off thousands of our state homes that once housed them. Something stinks very badly in the state of NZ.  We need to be caring for each other more than ever, not looking to the agencies we’ve become used to caring for us because they’ve decided to drop us all. Remember, the Police & rescue services had decided not to go to White Island to help the stranded? We are under a business model & that is the rationale for these decisions. On that note, in those flats I just left, I met a dear lady who goes at night & feeds the many homeless around our city. From her own pocket. I only learned of it because an equally kind mutual neighbour told me.

And to the kind folk who have asked am I okay, yes I’m fine. I have found another house, still higher rent but not as high as what I’ve left, and in a better location. Trees & green all around. I simply highlighted this situation because it is what many are facing, only worse in many cases. I have supportive friends & family …. many have none. This is a sign of the times & the direction this country, this planet even, is heading.

Stay safe everybody & look out this Christmas, and always, for those who are contemplating death by suicide, or those who have nowhere to live and nothing to eat. Agenda 21/30 is right in plain sight now & it’s not pretty.

Re Facebook: a discussion ensued from this post. Someone left a link to a YT video & commented on the engineered lack of caring produced over many decades. It discusses a movie made post WW2 called ‘It’s a Wonderul Life’. Worth a watch if you have time. It’s very old school & ’40s of course being post war … but the interesting thing is as the media corporations condensed from 6 to 5, this movie was all but removed & yet has been classified as one of the most, or the most, popular movie of all time. It portrays family life & the support of friends … & the villain of the piece is the bankster, Potter.

You can watch actual the movie at this link.

 

Photos from Pixabay.com … with thanks.

 

 

 

 

“They need food, I have food” says a Kebab shop owner in NZ who has been told to stop feeding the homeless

We’re seeing this scenario more and more. Interestingly, I’d thought it was a very recent corporate greed scenario with the complete heartlessness toward the poor. However I am reading a fascinating book by by Shashi Tharoor about what the British did to India (the title of the book pretty much, a must read too. He has a short video clip online which outlines the essentials in a debate at Oxford university if you search on Youtube). India was home to many famines one under Winston Churchill’s watch who deliberately diverted food from reaching the suffering Bengalis. Millions died, around 4-6 by memory. Anyway going further back in their history in the earlier days of Empire rule, during poorer times they would not allow people to feed the hungry either. Corporations are heartless cruel entities that care only for profits & they’ve been around a long time.  The stuff story is at the link below. This dear man since moving to NZ from India feeds the hungry & homeless on a Sunday night when business is quiet because he remembers being hungry & struggling himself…. EWR

Stuff.co.nz

A kebab shop owner who has been feeding homeless people on Sundays has been asked to stop by a local business association over concerns of anti social behaviour.

Zuhaib Abbas Bangash has been feeding the homeless every Sunday from 5.30pm at his West Auckland shop, Glen Eden Kebab, at Glenmall since November 3. 

But the selfless act has been criticised by the Glen Eden Business Association, who Bangash says told him to stop.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117655869/kebab-shop-owner-told-to-stop-feeding-homeless?fbclid=IwAR3WXlk30VqNRyRTNENfki2dxxVa7z4Vir8qx89-znHty0t1Yg444ShBiKU

Photo Credit: Screen shot, stuff video

A local is addressing homelessness … Building A Whare Uku – an Earth House in the Far North

Some very good news from the Far North. “Don’t wait for the Government” says Reuben Porter. I think we all know why we shouldn’t. EWR

From Bryan Bruce’s VIDEO channel, producer of the award winning doco Mind the Gap on poverty in NZ. An excellent watch.

BUILDING A WHARE UKU

While traveling in the the Far North of New Zealand a couple of years ago Bryan  Bruce  met Ruben Porter who has come up with his own solution to solving New Zealand’s affordable housing problem. It’s called the Whare Uku or a house made out of the earth . With he assistance of the University of Auckland’s engineering department Rueben is building beautiful homes using rammed earth construction and locally milled timber. But as I discovered Rueben’s not doing it just for himself but to help others.

https://www.nzptv.org.nz/videos/building-and-earht-house

Photo: Video screenshot

$230K for teams with Police & military backgrounds to ‘battle’ beggars in Hamilton – the new face of ‘humanitarianism’?

Who ever would have thought four decades ago that NZ would ever come to this? A country that once saw all were housed and had jobs until treasonous Roger Douglas got all the corporate snouts in the public trough & sold us down the river. I’ve read recently that studies reveal it Is cheaper to actually house the homeless than to spend this kind of money policing them.

Giving Homes to the Homeless is Cheaper Than Leaving them on the Street. Here’s Proof
One study cited by Mother Jones tracked 4,679 chronically homeless people in New York City and found that their emergency room visits, jail costs, shelter stays, and other uses of public welfare programs cost, on average, $40,449 per person, per year. When they were put in supportive housing, the state saved $16,282 per person. Denver conducted a similar study and found that for each homeless person given supportive housing, taxpayers saved $17,858 per person each year over a two-year period. And according to a Mother Jones infographic, support housing for a homeless person in Los Angeles’ Skid Row cost taxpayers just $605 per person, per month, as opposed to $2,897 per person per month if they remained on the street.   READ MORE AT THE LINK

Read stuff’s article below on how NZ is literally tackling poor vulnerable citizens forced to live on the streets. In a proven not cost effective way.  How ever will the government house the incoming thousands of refugees I wonder? After all they’ve hocked off a large chunk of our state owned houses (to profiteer on the real estate under them) and they could’ve kept those for refugees and Kiwis … and they’re now building high rise stack and pack apartments in the cities instead. High rise chicken coops all wired up to 5G no doubt. And their goal with this mission here is to make you feel safer? EWR

From stuff.co.nz

“Hamilton City Council has recruited a team of five to combat begging in the suburbs.

The one-year trial, set to cost $230,000, is an extension of the City Safe service and will target nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

The team, which will work seven days a week, will patrol suburbs including Dinsdale, Hillcrest and Hamilton East.

The goal is to make people feel safer in their communities, according to a statement from council.”

READ MORE:
Hamilton seen as central city safety leader: council
Begging spike in Hamilton’s suburbs after CBD crackdown
Hamilton’s homeless: From the city centre to the suburbs

“The new staff come from a variety of backgrounds including police, military and security,” City Safe Operations manager Paul Blewman said.

“The team speak numerous languages including Chinese, Indian, Filipino and Korean which will be a benefit when working with Hamilton’s multicultural population.”

The service was agreed to by council in the 2019/2020 Annual Plan.

“Success of City Safe in the central city to deter begging and anti-social behaviour has resulted in an increase in complaints about such behaviour now occurring in a number of suburban areas where there is no City Safe presence,” according to a council document.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/114069839/council-create

Whanganui District Councillors told of desperation for housing in submissions

Remember the Whanganui woman living in a tent? NZ has a housing crisis. Some 22% of the state housing stock I heard today (a public owned asset) sold by the National Govt … they largely sold these to developers. I hear of folk who were evicted or pressured out of their STATE homes, who are still homeless. There are more than 43K people homeless now, living in cars, garages, you name it. We all I’m sure want to help refugees but on that topic aside there appears to be more to the agenda than meets the eye. Shades of Denmark and all of that. Perhaps all of the millions pocketed by the currently well favored developers could be diverted to building more houses for both our homeless and the refugees? (And pigs might fly). Can you see the incongruity in it all? The sustainable crew who are all for equal rights if you read their plan, when it comes down to it they’d prefer you shared your garage or tent with the newcomers, not them. As we speak they swan around the planet in their private jets (attending climate conferences!!) whilst instructing us to curb our carbon footprint. (Let us know if you hear of empty state homes, bulldozed state homes, state home evictions or similar). EWR

 

Whanganui District Councillors told of desperation for housing in submissions

NZ Herald
Whanganui’s “desperate” housing shortage has been laid bare before councillors by those on the frontline.

A hearing on the Whanganui District Council’s draft Housing Strategy was held this week with 12 of the 38 submitters presenting to councillors.

READ MORE (you will have to sub to read the whole article, further related article below)

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=12254412&fbclid=IwAR0QSq0sT-FuE8Af0RS-kAW9dL6infwXW5mCt4Fk0VkJVp_FucdaLbLzSrM

 

Focus on housing squeeze, not refugees – Whanganui mayor

RadioNZ

A Whanganui migrant advocate has criticised an iwi leader for saying the city should house Māori before it takes on refugees – but others say he has a point about the city’s housing crisis.
Whanganui mayor Hamish McDouall said the city’s housing crisis needed to be addressed and refugees were not the cause. 

Whanganui was chosen as a refugee resettlement destination in February. About 30 refugees – or three to five families – are due to to arrive from April next year. Up to 110 refugees are expected every year thereafter.

Whanganui Tupoho iwi leader Ken Mair disrupted an Immigration New Zealand meeting in the city earlier this week.

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https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/other/focus-on-housing-squeeze-not-refugees-whanganui-mayor/ar-AAF8yfo

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NZ’s dirty little secret since 2005 that your housing minister won’t be interviewed on

From NZ’s ‘Breakfast’ program with John Campbell …

So nobody, Nats included, has done anything about this?

Eleven thousand dollars a year for a box? And your government happily subsidizes these rents to the sharks. Same way they draw the unfortunate homeless into thousands of dollars of (depressing) debt for residing in motels when that money could have been loaned towards a house.

Our recent inquiries are revealing the demolition (if you call bulldozing demolition) of state homes as we speak still. Taken out at around three or more at a time. Perfectly good homes. A post will be coming on that but folk tell me they are observing homes sitting empty for up to 18 months still since a loved one died. Also stories of people evicted for no good reason, or purportedly for the building of new homes, with none appearing up to a year later.

This is predatory, property developers’ heaven basically. Where anything goes & by some accounts you even choose which race you’d prefer in your slums. More to come. EWR

What does the housing crisis look like when you’re trapped at the bottom of the heap?

John Campbell went to a controversial caravan park in West Auckland, where people are living in barely-habitable circumstances.

Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’

Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’

It’s getting Dickensian isn’t it? Back in the day they got deported to places like the Australian penal colony (cheap/free labour) … the nation that boasted ‘righteousness exalts a nation’ … “our Union Jack tells the world that in us they should find a Christian Nation. Let us be what we should be’. Pretty damning really. I hear many of NZ’s homeless are in deep deep debt to the leeches that currently are meeting in Switzerland.

Somerset County Gazette — Defending Sanity in the Uppity Down World

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/17635664.homeless-man-jailed-for-20-weeks-for-sitting-on-the-ground-without-reasonable-excuse/

via Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’ | Somerset County Gazette — Defending Sanity in the Uppity Down World

Photo credit: Pixabay.com (not the actual person in the article)

Solving homelessness in Auckland – tiny houses & their communities

From Re: on Facebook

Awesome solution to being homeless … the tiny houses with their little communities.
Be aware also though, we are being forced down this track by a corporate elite that has sold off our state homes for decades now … land banking them even … while people sleep in sheds, garages, tents & their cars. We have 43K homeless people & climbing, and this elite have no intention of properly fixing this anomaly … they are complicit in the Agenda 2030 plans to herd us all into the smart (not) cities they have planned. (See our Agenda 21/30 pages).

“Michelle may live in a tiny house, but she moved there to fulfill a big dream” 🏡🙏

 

The shamelessness of NZ’s neo-lib property barons

As my late mama would have said, they’re like pigs into muck. Wallowing in profits they are … like there’s no tomorrow.

And as Christine Lagarde CE of IMF said (infamously):

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Neo lib is great at kicking the can down the road & hollering ‘let ’em eat cake’. And so for Kiwis since Rogernomics, increasing numbers have found themselves unable to buy a home or even find one to rent these days. We have 43K homeless, many of those living in sheds, garages & even cars. Unheard of once in the (once) clean, green Godzone.

tom scott dom post today date is 4 may 16

I went with someone recently to look at accommodation in a block of rental apartments in a NZ city.

On the Real Estate ads the flat looked not too bad really. Not top of the line at the price but average & humbly comfortable… by the looks. The yard also. Even a google street view showed a not too bad looking block of apartments. However, in real time I was in for a big shock. It was basically a 21st Century ‘slum’. Rubbish lying around in the open garages, old furniture left behind presumably by tenants, paint peeling off the exterior of this pair of two storied concrete edifices, shabby curtains, weeds galore growing out of the concrete and the tenants communal open decking at the center looking nothing like the nice on line images. Certainly not maintained or kept up to date since the google pics.

There was more in store.

The real estate employee & myself wended our way up the two flights of concrete stairs outside of the narrow landing that led to the only entrance to the ‘apartment’. Once inside, there was the musty smell of old damp, stained carpet, a cracked window & paint peeling off the ceiling.

Depressing & Dickensian really.

I asked if they intended repainting. Oh yes the worst paint-peeling ceiling (only) would be painted eventually, but not before (the lucky) tenant moved in. And ‘had we looked at anything else yet?’ checking to see if we realized how scarce the housing supply currently was. (I was well aware having just noted a woman now camping because her rental had sold). I asked if it was up to earthquake proof standard. ‘I hope so’ was the reply. A call later to the government tenancy services told me (rather vaguely) that no there had been no rule changes since 2010, 2011, hinting presumably at the Christchurch quake that remember killed hundreds of people. I reminded her that nobody had ever been held accountable for the CTV building collapse and the people who died in that 18268659_1343296322419383_2746687511390678241_npreventable disaster. Her only advice was that tenants should complain about these things (yeah right). I politely reminded her that there is a housing crisis & tenants are on a back foot. I really wouldn’t be holding my breath that the (well known) Real Estate Agent that starts with ‘H’ would be either painting or ensuring it was earthquake safe in the foreseeable future. In my humble opinion it was being milked for all it was worth, just as the housing crisis is being milked, until finally it’ll be bulldozed for the prime real estate it is (yes on a hill, over looking water … albeit stinkingly polluted water courtesy of sewage & other disposal for over half a century by local Councils like the rest of the country’s councils, doing what they do best … can kicking).

15541907_1166773550086274_2314970506684602516_nI had a  search around the newspapers about the current housing ‘crisis’ (they write about it like it’s a big surprize that’s come from left field … nary a mention of the thousands of state homes, a public asset hocked off by Key’s government to property developers). I found many articles on people’s awful predicaments. We have folk in NZ living in garages, sheds and even their cars. This is a crisis Jacinda was intending to make a dent in but has indicated it’s now being kicked down the road a bit further, more foot dragging from our esteemed authorities.

Thanks Roger Douglas. Your experiment on the NZ public isn’t working.

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RELATED: The Nats have been land banking Tamaki state homes on prime real estate since 2012, clearing out the poor to make way for private mansions

 

 

A Whanganui woman has been camping by the river because she cannot find a rental property – neo lib isn’t working Roger Douglas

This was late January, a further article says someone is obtaining a caravan for her but they need somewhere to park it. Of course we can no longer park those just anywhere & in a camping facility, ‘sorry, not long term’. And Whanganui, like many other places in the clean & green (not) land of the ‘blessed’ (few) is experiencing a housing crisis … with 43K homeless in NZ as rental properties sell up like hot cakes. But well, it’s a case of ‘let them eat cake’ pretty much thanks to Roger Douglas & his great neo-lib experiment on the NZ public. And further thanks to Key for more latterly getting rid of so many of our state homes for the benefit of property developers. They should both be jailed for treason.

They’ve brought hard times for the majority & for the rest of their own ilk, they’re now profiteering like pigs into muck.

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Good homes for people, sold to property developers by the thousands thanks to the Key corporation

 
From the NZ Herald

As thousands of New Zealanders enjoy camping holidays this summer, one Whanganui woman is not enjoying the experience.

Helen (not her real name) says she has no alternative but to camp with her pets after losing her rented home late last year.

“I had been renting a cottage on a lifestyle block in Hunterville but the property was sold and the new owners wanted to renovate the dwelling.”

The 64-year-old has rescued many unloved pets during her lifetime and while most have been rehomed, some were living with her and have become her own loved pets.

“I have given away two cats and a couple of goats but I still have three cats, one medium-sized and one small dog and one goat.”

Danny the goat may yet be rehomed but Helen wants to keep him with her if she can because she has had him since he was a “runty little kid”.

“I consider them to be my family and I was upset when a WINZ case worker said I should ask the SPCA to take them.”

READ MORE

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12197323

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NEW ZEALAND HAS WORST LEVEL OF HOMELESSNESS IN THE WORLD, LABOUR SAYS

Photo: NZ Herald

 

Are we surprised that Labour’s interim housing targets are scrapped?

The usual foot dragging with nary a mention of all the state house (aka property) sell offs. Forty three thousand still homeless, living in cars, garages & sheds. That hasn’t all gone away meantime, rents soar  to beyond affordable and agents I see now have the luxury of letting applicants make the highest bid. At least the developers are happy. They’ve been having a heyday since Key’s regime.

tom scott dom post today date is 4 may 16

Sad what NZ has become. I spotted a video recently extolling the virtues of Rogernomics. By the Free To Choose, trickle down theorists. Couldn’t resist commenting, ” What a wonderful success this was. We now have 43K homeless. Large part of our State housing stock gone to property developers. One of the highest suicide rates in the world. Highest rate of child poverty in the developed world. Rivers so filthy you can only now swim in 40% of them. Oh and lets not forget the $124,518, 490, 682 debt last time I looked. Great stuff Roger Douglas. First pain (for the poor) then gain (for the rich).

So the KiwiBuild is to be recalibrated as the interim targets are scrapped reports stuff which is of course fancy corporate speak for ‘homelessness is not really a priority’.

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The must watch at this point is Bryan Bruce’s ‘Mind the Gap’ documentary. He exposes all of the above. 

KiwiBuild to be ‘recalibrated’ as interim targets are scrapped

KiwiBuild’s “interim” targets for this electoral term have been scrapped as the Government recalibrates the programme.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Housing Minister Phil Twyford told media from their caucus retreat on Wednesday that their commitment to building 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade remains intact, but the interim targets for this term did not.

The Government has been dealing with the fallout from an admission by Twyford that the Government would not be able build 1000 of the homes by July 1, its first interim target. Instead it expects to build just 300.

The KiwiBuild policy aims to build 100,000 affordable homes for first-home buyers over 10 years, half of them in Auckland.

While in Opposition, Labour said the “ramp-up” period would mean only 16,000 of those homes would be built in its first term. Once in Government, Twyford set three interim targets to get to that 16,000 – 1000 by July 2019, another 5000 by July 2020, and another 10,000 by July 2021.

Those targets are now gone, but new interim targets could appear as part of the recalibration process.

Ardern said the interim targets had not been a “useful way” to demonstrate the Government’s progress on the policy.

“Yes we still need to be transparent, we still need to demonstrate to voters the progress we are making.”

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/110263289/kiwibuild-to-be-recalibrated-as-interim-targets-are-scrapped?cid=app-iPhone&fbclid=IwAR30ivggqV_095hc0XtjxVqiA6Wd1J9zq1rW4Wo86w8qWoQZyWHI3l0O3oE

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust Board is ignoring the wider hapu – Iwi locals make a clear stand against property investment

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Video 1: Where it all began 

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NGATI WHATUA ORAKEI TRUSTEE LIMITED STOP IGNORING US…..

OUR VOICES AND OUR OPINIONS MATTER…..

WHY ARE WE SILENCED? WHY ARE WE STRESSED? WHY DON’T WE MATTER? WHAT HAPPENED TO WHANAU? WHAT ABOUT THE PAST? WHATS HAPPENING TO THE PRESENT? WHAT ABOUT OUR FUTURE? WHY DO YOUS DO THIS TO US? 

DO WHAT IS RIGHT BY OUR PEOPLE FOR OUR PEOPLE? 

WE NEED HOMES NOT HOMELE$$….

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OUR LAND OUR FUTURE….

WE ARE NOT FOR $ALE….

WHY DO WE HAVE TO ALWAYS FIGHT TO PROTECT WHATS OURS, WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS WHEN THE RIGHT IS OURS, WHY DO WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR OUR IDENTITY, WHY DO WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR OUR SANITY, WHY DO WE HAVE TO ALWAYS PUT UP THE FIGHT WHEN THE RIGHTS ARE OURS. 

THE CORRUPTION NEVER ENDS, NO MORE SUGAR COATING LET IT BE KNOWN. 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

 


NOTE FROM EWR: the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust is saying the properties in question are ‘surplus to needs’ yet there are over a hundred whānau on a waiting list for housing. These homes have been boarded up & vacant for up to two years. (A familiar story throughout NZ … while the so called ‘authorities’ twiddle their thumbs & purse their lips wondering why we have 43K homeless in our land, and pretend to try and fix it? Remember the Tamaki exposé by Penny Bright? Nearly 3K homes land banked by the Nats for greedy property developers. That now dirty word. I’ve heard the same scenario in the Wellington region, people evicted & their homes boarded up, still now homeless, see below)

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Land banked homes in the Wellington district … some folk evicted from state homes, boarded up for years whilst the previous occupants remain homeless

Bastion Point and the protest from the ’70s is mentioned in the video. Here is that story FYI … watch at nzonscreen
‘BASTION POINT – THE UNTOLD STORY’:
In 1977 protesters occupied Bastion Point, after the announcement of a housing development on land once belonging to Ngāti Whātua. 506 days later police and army arrived en masse to remove them. This documentary examines the rich and tragic history of Bastion Point/ Takaparawhau — including how questionable methods were used to gradually take the land from Māori, while basic amenities were withheld from those remaining. The documentary features extensive interviews with protest leader Joe Hawke, and footage from seminal documentary Bastion Point Day 507.   

Watch here:    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/bastion-point-the-untold-story-1999


 

A Napier 1 BR rental gets 900 replies – families are in ‘absolute desperation’ & it isn’t rocket science ‘why’

Remember how the National party sold off literally thousands of our State Homes? Homes built so that no NZers would be without a roof over their heads.

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THE NATS HAVE BEEN LAND BANKING TAMAKI STATE HOMES ON PRIME REAL ESTATE SINCE 2012, CLEARING OUT THE POOR TO MAKE WAY FOR PRIVATE MANSIONS

THE GENTRIFICATION OF TAMAKI UNDER THE GUISE OF ‘REGENERATION’ SCAM – THE SALE OF YOUR STATE ASSETS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY DEVELOPERS AT UNDISCLOSED PRICES

There were some very big question marks over the legality of some of those sales….

WHY IS A CROWN ENTITY COMPANY WITH $1.6 BILLION OF FORMER HOUSING NZ PROPERTIES NOT LISTED UNDER SCH 4A OF THE PUBLIC FINANCE ACT, OR SCH 2 OF THE CROWN ENTITIES ACT?

Thousands of properties land banked for greedy property developers, now laughing all the way to the banks. Those homes once helped house the now 43K plus homeless we have in NZ.

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Over the recent years as these houses disappeared, I’ve read many comments from bloggers who have also watched this. Many folk were evicted from our State Homes with what appears to be little good justification. One I read the other day, folk in the Wellington region were evicted for property development, and the evicted are still homeless. Following is the tale of another unfortunate Tamaki family evicted just weeks after their mother died:

THE CROWN OWNED TAMAKI REGENERATION CO. EVICTS 5 GRIEVING CHILDREN 3 WKS AFTER THEIR MOTHER’S DEATH – A NOT UNCOMMON OCCURRENCE WE’RE TOLD

So, no surprizes that now folk are languishing in garages, sheds, cars even. Unable to put a roof over their heads due also to the obscenely large rentals being charged, all helped along by the fact there is little housing to be had. The good old supply & demand mentality on steroids that is now seeing the rich getting richer & the poor getting even poorer. Thanks to Roger Douglas & the Neo Liberal ‘experiment’.

Here is the article highlighting the rental shortage in Napier.

From rnz.co.nz

Napier families who are desperate for housing are applying for flatshares and one-bedroom units.

A Napier landlord who posted an advertisement for a one-bedroom unit on TradeMe got more than 900 inquiries within 24 hours.

“We pulled it because we got 946 replies… I honestly couldn’t believe there were that many people wanting a place.”

The one-bedroom unit in Tamatea was available for $285 a week.

Several applicants were families who simply could not find anywhere else to live, he said.

“We put in the ad that it was not suitable for families or children, but they were quite willing to say the kids can sleep in the bedroom and we’ll sleep in the lounge.”

Most of those who inquired were unwilling to fill in an application form asking for reference checks and a police check.

This helped the landlord whittle down the list to about 50 people, who were invited to view the property at an open day, he said.

“Even then you could tell some people were desperate, a couple of them had tears in their eyes when they were talking to us.”

Another Napier man searching for two flatmates to share his Ahuriri home said he was getting dozens of calls and texts each day – and many were from families.

On four different occasions he had families turning up to sign a tenancy, when he was expecting a single person to show up.

“They led me to believe that the room was only for one person,” he said.

Hawke’s Bay Properties director Dee Penno was not surprised.

“There is just absolute desperation out there,” she said.

“You get all these applicants and how do you pick? Which desperate person do you pick?”

More than 200 inquiries had already been made in response to a current TradeMe ad for a one-bedroom flat in the Napier suburb of Maraenui, available for $260 a week.

Prospective tenants would often offer more than the advertised price in order to secure a home, Ms Penno said.

“And I also have people that ring up literally two minutes after I’ve listed it wanting to see the house before anyone else, begging down the phone.”

Proposed new requirements for rental properties, such as insulation and heating, would make the situation worse, Ms Penno said.

A lot of landlords had sold up over the last 18 months, because of the buoyant market in Hawke’s Bay, she said.

And she predicted it would only get worse, if stricter requirements for rental properties came into force.

“It is scaring a lot of landlords off… and I think we will see a lot of Mum and Dad investors with one rental property saying ‘this is too hard, we’re out’,” she said.

Hawke’s Bay rents had risen the fastest in the country, jumping 14 percent in the last year to a record high of $480 in August, according to figures from TradeMe.

The number of emergency housing special needs grants given to pay for emergency motel accommodation had tripled in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne between the March and June quarters, Ministry for Social Development (MSD) figures showed.

More people were coming to MSD for help, just as it had asked them to, an MSD spokesperson said.

MSD usually saw an increase in those needing help over the winter months.

“A high proportion of the people on the Social Housing Register in the East Coast region are living in insecure housing – accommodation that is unsuitable on a long-term basis. Winter will be making things worse for those people,” MSD said.

By Anusha Bradley

rnz.co.nz

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/napier-rental-squeeze-leaves-families-in-absolute-desperation

New Zealand has worst level of homelessness in the world, Labour says

A piece of old news that mainstream is highlighting again without pointing to the obvious instigators of the whole thing pre labour, the sale by nats of thousands of state homes. Not rocket science really is it? Still, the property developers had a field day & laughed all the way to the banks owned by their buddies. Key’s managing one now I believe and NZ’s debt he racked up, well that appears to have benefited him as well. Under neo lib economics the poor can just eat cake as far as they are concerned.

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From Stuff

New research indicates New Zealand has some of the worst rates of homelessness in the developed world.

At the last census in 2013 there were roughly 41,705 Kiwis who were “severely housing deprived” – about 1 per cent of the population.

Using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a Yale study has compared the statistics to those from other developed nations, which put New Zealand on top of the list on a per-capita basis – although the researchers note significant comparability issues thanks to the differing ways each country measures homelessness.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/94983470/new-zealand-has-worst-level-of-homelessness-in-the-world-labour-say

25 years ago 74% of all NZ households lived in their own home … so who owns NZ now? (Bryan Bruce)

To watch Bryan Bruce’s revealing documentary at Youtube, click on this link. 
This is a real eye opener, especially if you were born after the nineties. I remember how it was as do all the other folk of my generation. Pre Rogernomics ripoff. And I heard/read recently a comment by Roger Douglas who conceded Rogernomics may not have been a good thing or words to that effect. (A woops in other words). I don’t buy that. He & others like him were well looked after following the ruination of our country. Travelling the world, educating others on their supposed ‘success’, teaching their policies of structural adjustment. Successfully ruined a lot of people & feathered their own nests would be more to the point. These people have no heart for those who suffer at their hands. Zilch.

Published on Oct 15, 2017

Analysis of the New Zealand housing crisis and solutions to it by award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce

PM Ardern reminded world leaders at Buckingham Palace recently that PEOPLE are the most important thing in the world, while back home 43K+ sleep in cars, garages & on the street

Touted as a ‘proud moment’ Prime Minister Adern is being praised for wearing a korowai in Buckingham Palace, pictured in the Guardian article talking with the Queen of England. Is it really a proud moment though? Yes the korowai is indeed beautiful as also is the Māori culture, but I am remembering the ongoing treachery & oppression for centuries by the Crown and what they have done to indigenous people not only here but world wide. The Queen currently lays claim to one sixth of the planet & in her grandmother’s era it was boasted of Great Britain,  there was so much of it, the empire on which the sun never sets“.  They reserve these token ‘cultural’ displays for the fawning media and the public who never read our real histories. The Crown took the bulk of Māori land via the ‘Land Taking Court’, (a must read) and banned the language, relegating Māori to these token displays reserved for special occasions only.  Gut a people to the bone then cherry pick a few items that will serve for opening & closing occasions of pomp & ceremony. And here, the time worn tradition continues, while they drink toasts to the Queen’s large acquisition, the Commonwealth (common wealth?) thanks to her Grandmother Victoria, and Jacinda trots out the beautiful Māori proverb about what NZ suddenly now counts  as the most important thing in the world? – ie ‘it is people, it is people, it is people’ … really? …  back home as she speaks, 43K+ sleep on the streets, in garages and in cars.

A  proud moment indeed!!

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A homeless NZ family … does the NZ government/corporation REALLY think people are the most important thing in the world?

OK it was under the Nats’ watch we acquired the dubious status of most homeless in the developed world, however if you look closely these politicians are all of the same ilk basically, same bird, different wings. Jacinda may not have created this huge new chasm between and rich & poor in NZ courtesy of Rogernomics, but she stands here as representing it and if you stand back it really is breathtakingly hypocritical. No matter how good the politician’s intentions, the globalists’ shadow government will always have their way.  They’ve just all but gifted one tenth of our South Island to wealthy people offshore. Also as we speak, a bevy of international bankers have their eye on Fiordland & I doubt it’s about possums and ferrets.

Note also, the Queen has just announced she wishes Charles to succeed her on the throne promising a ‘sustainable’ future (that global government catch phrase again). This is a good time to read The Sustainable Prince by Joan Veon who studied and wrote at great length about global governance, one world government aka Agenda 21/30. The end game is world control, not the happy global community you are being led to believe.
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The article below is from theguardian.com

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Drinking a toast to the Commonwealth

Jacinda Ardern wears Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand leader in Kahu huruhuru praised as proud moment for female leaders and Māori worldwide

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has caused a stir with a striking image of her walking the halls of Buckingham Palace swathed in a traditional Māori cloak during this week’s Commonwealth heads of government meeting.

The prime minister wore a Kahu huruhuru; a Māori cloak adorned with feathers and bestowed on chiefs and dignitaries to convey prestige, respect and power, said Mark Sykes, guardian of Māori special collections at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand.

Sykes said Ardern’s choice was a proud moment for Māori around the world. “Cloaks are worn for warmth, protection and to symbolise your status and mana [power],” said Sykes. “I think it shows how she is portraying herself as a leader of Māori, of all of New Zealand, of everyone. It made me feel proud. She wore it well. She wore it so well.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/20/jacinda-ardern-maori-cloak-buckingham-palace-new-zealand

 

Crackdown on charity: Helping the homeless is becoming a crime in America

We have had hints of this in NZ although not as radically … yet. What selfish narcissitic psychopaths we have in charge … dollars rule and people are throw away items to be disposed of. Especially disgusting in that many of the homeless are homeless because of the very economic system and the fraudulent behaviour of the bankers that run it in more recent times. As Gandhi said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” This is from NaturalNews.com.

(Natural News) In what is perhaps one of the most disgusting examples of the old saying no good deed goes unpunished, the city of Malibu, an upscale southern California liberal enclave, allegedly told a local church to stop feeding the homeless.

The United Methodist Church in Malibu serves about 100 meals every Wednesday night and has been doing so for the past three years. Recently, the city emailed church leaders and asked them to attend a meeting that was apparently convened for homeless outreach organizations. Once there, government officials told the Methodist church to end the food giveaway after the Thanksgiving holiday because it was exacerbating the problem. “They claimed we are increasing homelessness,” one of the church volunteers told CBS News Los Angeles. Another church member added that many of the homeless individuals eat out of dumpsters and trashcans when they don’t obtain their meals from the church.

The new Malibu policy created an uproar in the community, and the city now denies that it told the church to shut down the soup line. According to the city manager, the purpose of the meeting in question was to coordinate, rather than reduce, services to the homeless. “And she specifically says no request was made by the city for Malibu Methodist to end its free food nights,” The Malibu Times explained.

The city followed up with a press release indicating that the dialogue with the charitable groups will continue after Thanksgiving and that no decisions were made at the initial meeting. 

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-11-16-crackdown-on-charity-helping-the-homeless-is-becoming-a-crime.html

Who Owns NZ Now? – An Exposé of the Housing Crisis by Bryan Bruce

Published on Oct 15, 2017

Analysis of the New Zealand housing crisis and solutions to it by award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce

Charges for three beggars in Napier now withdrawn – well done Napier, fighting poverty creatively

The new norm in ‘fighting poverty’ … charge beggars for asking for help.  The charges are now withdrawn but it highlights the ever growing problem NZ now has & tinkering with sticking plasters isn’t going to fix it.  This modus operandi is about as clever as the Nats who [pretend to] ‘fight homelessness’ by both land banking, and selling homes originally intended for low income Kiwis. Part of the corporate sell-out. Selling out to corporate interests over its own citizens. Why don’t they just call it what it is? See just a few of the 3K empty homes below the Nats have been land banking since 2012, meanwhile 42K are homeless & reduced to begging, sleeping in garages and sheds if they’re ‘lucky’. And in Napier, asking for money. Shame NZ. Shame. Under the Nats’ watch two men have died from exposure to the cold sleeping rough. Let’s face it Kiwis, we’re now top of the homelessness, child poverty & youth suicide stats for the developed world. Three dubious honours of which the Nats must be super proud. Their neo-liberal economic package is working. Key did say he was working for NZ, he just failed to mention which tiny percentage of.

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12 of the land banked state homes empty since 2012 courtesy of your esteemed leaders Kiwis who continue to ignore the 42K sleeping rough

Three beggars in Napier charged over breaking council bylaw by asking for money

From tvnz

Local councils across the country will be watching closely next month as Napier City Council has taken action over three beggars in the city asking for money.

The council has taken action charging three beggars with breaching a council bylaw that forbid them from soliciting for money without permission.

All three have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

While other councils have taken beggars to court for being disorderly or causing a public nuisance, this is the first time they have been charged with simply asking for money.

Natasha Carswell from Napier City Council explained: “We do not have a bylaw that counters begging specifically.

“What we want to address is the behaviour that is causing the issue rather than the begging itself.”

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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/three-beggars-in-napier-charged-over-breaking-council-bylaw-asking-money-v1

 

Charges now Withdrawn

newshub.co.nz

Police have dropped charges against three beggars who were charged with breaching a bylaw that forbids soliciting for money without permission.

Napier City Council’s manager of community strategies Natasha Carswell told The AM Show the bylaw had been used in the past for people busking and doing street appeals, not for begging.

She said police interpreted the bylaw “as they did”, but it isn’t how Council want it used.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/07/police-drop-charges-against-napier-beggars.html

NZ tops list of developed countries with most homeless – thanks National you do us proud

Well congratulations Nat government/corporation, you’ve now put us on another dubious ‘honour’ list. Most homeless? Two homeless gentlemen recently dying in the winter cold even. Highest youth suicide. Highest child poverty. Well done John Key. Well done Bill English. You do us proud. What next are we going to excel in?

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Photo Credit: with thanks Penny Bright

Who next can you simply kick to the curb with your boot that’s looking increasingly fascist these days? Twenty billion to weapons and war, and only one to housing? Whilst you land bank our state homes, 42K people sleep in tents, garages and cars. Your monetary priorities say it all. You’ve ushered in neo-liberalism on steroids. You’ve trashed not only the people but the environment as well. And what use is any economy with neither of those?

NZ tops list of developed countries with most homeless

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams is rejecting an American University survey that puts New Zealand at the top of a list of developed countries for homelessness.

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Yale University has released a list of developed countries ranked on the number of homeless people per capita – which has New Zealand at the top, followed by the Czech Republic and Australia.

It found about 40,000 people are either living on the street, in emergency housing, or shelter considered sub-standard.

The report does note that getting an accurate picture of homeless is challenging, because many countries define homelessness in different ways.

Ms Adams said the findings should be treated with a high degree of caution, as the survey did not have consistent comparisons from country to country.

“They’re not comparing apples with apples and to suggest that is our number of homeless is quite wrong.”

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http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/335556/nz-tops-list-of-developed-countries-with-most-homeless

 

Another homeless man found dead (outside Manurewa Methodist Church)

Note: This happened in July 2017. Still in 2019 things have not improved …people racking up debt courtesy of brain dead authorities who place them in motels at huge cost … they could lend that money to the homeless to purchase a house. I heard of one case where a woman owed $85K. Sheer insanity, and meanwhile there are state houses still sitting empty for as long as 18 months I’m hearing. What is with that? If you see this happening please phone HNZ & ask them why. 

Words escape me. This is so sad … and ironically outside a church. With all due respect to those in the story who have helped this man, it’s still one of those WWJD moments (what would Jesus do). I rather think that although he didn’t have a home of his own, he would’ve invited him inside nevertheless & given him a bed, some blankets and a pillow. And perhaps a seat by the fire. Very sad. He died within view of the soup kitchen. People this is not the NZ we knew once. This modus operandi is from the halls of our esteemed leaders who are placing profits & the ‘needs’ of corporates above those of the people they are supposed to be serving. These folk organizing soup kitchens and shelters are running on limited funds and the problem is becoming enormous.

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What makes this crime especially unforgivable is the stock of empty state homes this corporation (parading as a govt) have both land banked and left sitting empty on all manner of other fake pretexts. And they remain steel hearted & unrepentant. It started with Rogernomics, that inroad that was to pave the way for global governance, and they are totally complicit with the plan. Shame on you all with all your tax free perks, riding rough shod over the people you should be helping.
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NOTE the image is courtesy of Pixabay and not the man who passed away.

 

Homeless man found dead outside Manurewa Methodist Church

A homeless man has been found dead, huddled under his sleeping bag at the back of a church – the second known such death of a homeless person in two weeks as a polar blast grips the nation.

The man was found on Tuesday morning as Manurewa Methodist Church set up its weekly soup kitchen for the homeless.

Manurewa mum Beverley Losefa, who organises the soup kitchen, thought he was sleeping in. But when they served the first cup of tea and he still hadn’t risen she became worried.

Police were called and confirmed the man had died, before they cordoned off the area.

Losefa was heartbroken to see the man die without his family. She spoke through tears about how lonely and cold he must have been to take his final breath outside the church they call “the corner of hope”.

“I’d never forgive myself if it was someone I knew. I hope no one loses someone this way,” she said.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11890266

Key’s true legacy & the farce of his knighthood

Key’s recent knighthood is a clear illustration and reminder of just how corrupt our govt/corp really is. To honour a man under whose watch we’ve descended to 41K homeless, and 3rd highest in child poverty in the world’s developed nations, who is very happy to tax himself & his ilk 2.8% while those in the poverty stats are taxed a whole 28% nearly a third of their income … all makes a hollow farce of the knighthoods in my opinion. Shame on John Key & shame on the pretend NZ govt (that is really a corporation) that honours such rogues. And if you don’t think Enzed’s corrupt as, read this:

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You will find this barrister on facebook, consider connecting with him and finding out more truth on this corrupt nation.

And as for honouring former Mayor Duffy, under whose watch we in the Horowhenua heard whistleblowers telling us how he coerced councillors to vote as ‘expected’, and who displays total disrespect for tangata whenua (see our Local Gov Watch pages / Horowhenua for more info on those issues). Such is the rot now in our once democratic nation. Wake up folks & see what’s really happening.

We were reminded not so long ago by the Greens of Key’s real legacy.

“Your desperate, lumbering, grasping attempt at building a legacy with a flag won’t mask the realities.

Hungry kids up
Inequality up
Pollution up
Debt up
Housing costs up
Electricity costs up
Foreign ownership up
Corruption up

Once you may have been a national leader but now you look like just a National Party leader.” READ MORE of transcript or watch the video.

John-Key-Swimming-Pool-Metro-2006And not so long ago UNICEF declared we were third on the list for highest child poverty in the developed world. If you go to their website they’re actually pondering on how to solve this!! And the powers that be have just honoured the leader under whose watch this has developed! Join the dots people. This is not normal. It’s not right. And they are wanting you to honour Key right along with them, in the hope you won’t notice it’s not right.

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See Bryan Bruce’s recent post featuring this news article:

18 Month Old Julia, the innocent face of modern NZ’s Brutal, archaic boarding houses

Bruce comments:

“A car, a garage, a motel room or boarding house is not a home.
No child should grow up in one.
Please make housing a priority when you cast your vote this year.”

Watch Bruce’s award winning documentary to remind you how this state of affairs developed. No, not the result of lazy parents (those ones who are taxed 28% if they manage to find a job, and another 33% if they should manage to find a second job as many do – while corporations pay almost no tax) … it is a faulty neo lib economic set up that never intended for those aforementioned parents to win. Trickle down is a scam.

Finally (and there are actually more issues I haven’t touched on like NZ’s very high suicide rate) – with our 41K homeless, a reminder that in Auckland 33K homes sit empty, owned by people who don’t even live here, while the Nats have been hocking off all the 15541907_1166773550086274_2314970506684602516_nState Homes our predecessors built with blood sweat and tears after the bankers wars they fought in. The rationale for selling has been to pay off debt, whilst, as Bryan Bruce points out in our article links above, the Housing Corporation was operating at a profit. These people lie to us without even blinking.

So Key has a knighthood that in my opinion means absolutely nothing, in fact it is a damning reflection on the state of our once democratic nation that is now wholly sold out to the banking fraternity that is slowly but surely entwining the entire planet into its plan of global governance aka new world order, aka Agenda 21/2030 that really aims to inventory and control all land and resources on the planet. And it’s right on track.

 

Thanks to Stop Immigration New Zealand. Population Growth Without Economic Wealth. for the following statistics:

(Reference; Treasury data between 2008-2016 Statistics NZ data 2008-2016 Reserve Bank data 2008-2016 Auckland City pollution data 2008-2016 Wellington City pollution records 2008-2016 Queenstown City Council records 2008-2016 )
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Between 2008- 2016:
*The greatest increase in Population In NZ’s history. from 4.2 million in 2008 to 4.7 million today (500,000 people )
*Mortgage debt res $247.5 billion record high, 28 % increase in last 5 years
*Consumer debt $ 15.4 billion, 16 % increase in last 5 years
*Business debt, $91.34 billion
*Agriculture debt, $59.42 billion, record high
*Govt debt $ 112 billion Nov 2016
( all figures from Statistics NZ, Reserve Bank, Treasury)
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* 500 000 extra people over the last 8 years, not one new hospital and the longest elective surgery wait lists in years.
* Between2008-2015 no extra funding for Police. Fewer Police per capita pre-Key to post- Key
* 36 million dollars taken out of DOC’s budget ( 2015 ) to pay for the costs of Immigration.
* Massive blowout in Corrections budget to pay for Prisons, 40 million dollars.
* Massive growth costs in Roading, Schooling, Health, Pensions, and Government Bureaucracy.
* More competition for our Fisheries.
* More demand /competition for our fresh water resources.
*More vehicles registered than ever in our history, over an 8 year period.
* Record environmental damage ( air pollution, landfill waste )recorded by councils in a number of main centres. Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton Queenstown.
* Enormous congestion problems now encountered in some of the main centres.
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The Death of Our Welfare State People…A Tetraplegic NZ Mother, Partner & Child are Homeless & Living in a Van

Our corrupt leaders are selling off our housing stock & have no intention of helping the needy. Our country is in fact a corporation run on a business model & it’s open slather for Key & his rich banking mates. While this disabled woman languishes in a van in Auckland he is hanging out in his $5.6 million LUXURY PAD in Hawaii, just ONE of many homes he has. See the depths we’ve sunk to? There are 30K+ empty homes in Auckland owned by offshore speculators, thanks to the current establishment. They have even required cancer sufferers to look for work. This woman had to prove she was looking for a house. Why wouldn’t she be? They are shedding all pretense of caring now and slowly dismantling the welfare state people. You just don’t matter any more.
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Tetraplegic mum, her partner and 4-year-old live in a van

stuff.co.nz

Aucklander Tracey Penny has slept “tetris-style” with her partner and young daughter in a van since early December.

The 28-year-old’s legs dangle limply, bedsores have infected a hip joint, and her back is held together with broken metal that grinds her bones in the night.

Penny has been a tetraplegic since she was hit by a car as a toddler.

Tetriplegic Tracey Penny's partner Apera Wilson lifts her into the family's van, where they sleep alongside 4-year-old ...

Tetriplegic Tracey Penny’s partner Apera Wilson lifts her into the family’s van, where they sleep alongside 4-year-old Wikitoria.

Every morning she wakes up, assesses her pain, and counts her blessings, which do not include the Ministry of Social Development’s treatment of her situation.

On the waiting list for a wheelchair-friendly state house for over a year, Penny lived with her mother until the pair fell out in October 2016. She applied for emergency accommodation through WINZ, who put her, her partner, and child up in a motel.

They cut that funding after three weeks because Penny hadn’t been searching for a private rental.

“They told me that since I couldn’t prove I’d been looking, I’d have to move to a backpackers hostel,” she said.

Appalled by the idea, the family packed up their belongings and moved into a van instead.

 

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RELATED:

* South Auckland cancer sufferer forced to live in van with family
* Waiting list for Nelson state housing doubled last year
* Rehab is not enough for teen trainee-jockey turned tetraplegic 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/88811571/tetraplegic-mum-her-partner-and-4yearold-live-in-a-van

Families with children now 53% of NZ’s staggering 41,000 homeless

This is very disturbing news. For starters 41,000 homeless is shocking beyond belief, in a land that once cared for its own. Top dollar for the real estate speculators is all that seems to matter now in Paradise as Key curries the favour of his rich friends and continues to profit from our growing indebtedness. All the while mouthing the hollow professions about building more homes … and selling off the existing housing stock from a corporation that was still making a profit. Please Kiwis, don’t vote the Nats in again. True, Labour is the lesser of two evils but Nats are more blatantly pro greed surely?

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By Simon Collins, NZ Herald

[Photo: NZ Herald]

“More than half of New Zealand’s 41,000 homeless people are now families with children, according to new University of Otago research.

The new analysis shows that 21,797 children and their parents were in “severe housing deprivation” on Census day in 2013, up dramatically from 15,085 in the previous 2006 Census.

Surprisingly, single adults in severe housing deprivation declined from 9759 to 7763, and adults in couples and living with their adult children or parents increased from 3424 to 4898.

As the housing market gets tighter, single people have more flexibility and potentially more options open to them, whereas families with children don’t.

Dr Kate Amore

Overall numbers in severe housing deprivation rose from 28,917 in 2001 and 33,946 in 2006 (both 0.8 per cent of all New Zealanders) to 41,207 (1 per cent) in 2013.

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