Central Leader - - OPINION -

claim­ing Auck­land as be­ing the world’s most (de­sir­able) live­able city, the pret­ty­look­ing pub­lic­ity ma­chine is shown to be rather ex­tremely want­ing.

There are many per­sons liv­ing a lifetime in what was orig­i­nally meant to be a ‘‘tem­po­rary pe­riod’’ of state hous­ing. They treat th­ese prop­er­ties as their own, and many have never had to pay mar­ket rentals at all.

Given there are empty res­i­dences in Hous­ing New Zealand’s Burch St block – now for quite sev­eral months’ va­cant; shouldn’t th­ese be re­opened for many with tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion? As a NZ cit­i­zen, I am se­verely in­ter­nally dis­abled, and have waited on a list for over 13 years whilst oth­ers from over­seas gain over me.

Some­thing is se­ri­ously wrong with this gov­ern­ment’s con­tin­ual in­ac­tion.

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