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
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/
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.
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.
Oh the depths to which our leaders have sunk! Fourteen families evicted and told to find housing elsewhere? And for a carpark? Here we have more of the sheer insanity in the decision-making ranks of our ‘paradise’ down under. People are living in cars, garages, sleeping rough, you name it, and they are demolishing perfectly good homes? On top of that we have the government/corporation (did you know your country is a corporation?) selling off our state housing stock & contemplating paying families $5,000 to relocate out of Auckland. What are they really up to?
newshub.co.nz If you ever needed reminding how woefully out of touch Auckland Council is when it comes to dealing with the housing crisis, this is it.
Fourteen properties on the edge of Monte Cecilia Park in the Auckland suburb of Royal Oak are about to be bulldozed. What for?
They’re landscaping it and putting a carpark in.
At a time when we have a housing crisis and people are living in cars!
I know! I hear you!
The rationale on the Council’s website is even more ridiculous and downright insane.
They say the houses need to go as Auckland is growing and needs more open space. Hello? Don’t we also need more houses if we’re growing?
The Council also says removing the houses will improve access and visibility into the park.
It also “makes the most of the breath-taking views into Monte Cecilia Park with its gently sloping hills, majestic specimen trees and stately homestead,” Kataraina Maki, Auckland Council’s General Manager Community and Social Policy says on the website.
So apparently Aucklanders are more in need of parks than housing. This is just lunacy. We have people living in cars down the road in Mangere.