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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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OIA Reveals Housing NZ applied to evict four per cent of state house tenants in the Year to June

And so Key’s corporation parading as a government is full on selling off the family jewels. See here they’d set a target even for twelve months prior to June just gone. This is about stripping assets and removing our sovereignty. Check out our Agenda 21 in NZ pages (now Agenda 2030).

I’ve been particularly busy of late with return to Uni among other things, hence my absence with comments etc. and more reblogs from others. Trying to keep up 🙂

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The NZ Herald:

“Housing New Zealand applied to evict 4 per cent of its tenants in the year to June.

The state agency has told the Herald, in response to an Official Information Act request, that it applied to the Tenancy Tribunal to end 2247 tenancies in the year to June last year, and 2591 in the latest year.

The latest number is 4 per cent of its 65,543 state rentals as at March this year – one in every 25 tenants, excluding homes rented to community groups.

Auckland Tenants Protection Association manager Dr Angela Maynard said the agency was effectively evicting people into homelessness because it was meant to be the housing agency of last resort.

“If you’ve been evicted from a Housing NZ house, the private sector doesn’t want to know you. Are they supposed to go on the streets?” she asked.
But Labour housing spokesman Phil Twyford said taxpayers would want the state agency to be “tough but fair”.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11685301