Kaupapa: Housing

Kei te rongo te hunga kāenga kore i te ngau a Hine Takurua

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Ko te hunga e noho koraha ana ki ngā tiriti te hunga e rongo nei ki te kakati o te māeke i te kainamutanga mai o Takurua.  I puta atu a Te Kāea ki te tiriti rā ki te uiui i taua hunga rā. 

He kāenga kore a Francis e moa ana ki ngā huarahi ki Tāmaki Makaurau. Hei tāna, “It's so sad, we have families out there with children that are as young as three years old, like come on I'm an adult I'm really freezing.”

Ko te pō makariri rawa atu ki Tāmaki Makaurau, i ngā tau ono tekau kua pahure.

Toru tekau mā rima tau a Francis e moe ana ki ngā huarahi. Hei tāna, kei te makariri haere, “People if you come out here it's so cold, people are going to start dying, how many more people must die out here.”

Neke atu i te whā tekau ngā kāenga kore kua whai whare i a Lifewise i te tau tuatahi. Hei tā te kaiwhakahaere a Lisa Robers me whakakotahi i ngā ratonga kāenga kore.

“There's a bit of emergency housing, there's some housing first, there's some transitional housing, there's some specialist small providers. What we would like to see is a national strategy around housing which includes homelessness,” te kī a Roberts.

Ka whakawhānui ake ia, arā ko tā Robers, “It would be great to see a pathway where people have a single point of entry and they can look at al the different provision that's open to them and they can be steered in the right direction at the moment people have to knock on every individual door to see if they fit the criteria.”

Hei tā Roberts anō me whai rautaki kāenga kore e hāngai atu ana ki Tāmaki Makaurau kia haukotia te tipu haere o tēnei āhuatanga. Heoi, ko te hunga kāenga kore tērā e whakamahi ana i wā rātau ake rautaki.

“You try sleeping out here boss it's so cold, I sleep with 5 mink blankets, last night our blankets got taken,” te kī a Francis.

Ko te Rāmere te rā tuatahi o te Hōtoke e ai ki te maramataka Pākehā.