Hous­ing NZ fail­ure

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

When he has noth­ing in par­tic­u­lar to do he tends to be hav­ing a shot at some­one or other.

For the record, I have not since 2007 been part of any en­tity in­volved in the pro­mo­tion of liquor sales.

Prior to that, I only ever pro­moted al­co­hol con­sump­tion in mod­er­a­tion.

In re­spect of gam­ing, yes I have been a trustee of a lo­cal gam­ing foun­da­tion for quite a few years. How­ever, while that foun­da­tion has never had gam­ing sites in eastern Porirua, it has dis­trib­uted sev­eral mil­lions of dol­lars to wor­thy com­mu­nity causes in that area.

True to form, Don never seems to let the facts get in the road of a good story.

It will be heart­break­ing to see a block of units go up for sale in Robert St. Where will peo­ple who live there go?

They need a rent that they can cope with.

The Hous­ing New Zealand pol­icy sends the wrong mes­sage to peo­ple.

The mes­sage should be to stay in a sta­ble sit­u­a­tion.

Tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion is like putting a patch on some­thing. It’s not a long-term so­lu­tion. Na­tional seems to be run­ning a hous­ing lolly scram­ble and is cre­at­ing a mess for to­mor­row.

What I think Na­tional should do is fix the homes and try to pro­vide a good hous­ing ser­vice, as was the orig­i­nal in­ten­tion with state hous­ing.

I do hope peo­ple protest the pol­icy of sell­ing off state houses. Hous­ing New Zealand is fail­ing the com­mu­nity.

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