Tuia atu, ko tā Meka Whaitiri, mema paremata o Reipa mō Ikaroa Rawhiti, kāore te kawanatanga i te aro atu ki ngā rohe, otirā ki ngā tāone pērā i Maraenui, i Ahuriri. Hei tāna, kei te mahue hoki ēnei taone iti i te kaupapa whare kōtahi piriona tāra a John Key.
E ono ngā marama tēnei whānau e noho pokaikaha ana, engari e ora kainga rua ana rātou ināianei.
E ai ki te māmā o te whānau a Dee Kireka, “The struggles were hard it was six months of waiting on an emergency waiting list, we weren't getting anywhere we were moved from four different whares in the six months we'd been back at home our last whare we were living in was a batch me and my children.”
Hei tā te whānaunga o Dee a Whaiao Kireka, “It's a lot of stress and mamae on the whānau who can't get into homes or they're homeless or in an overcrowded home. There needs to be a system set up that is approachable and a lot easier for them.”
Mā te putea kotahi piriona tāra te nui a Key ka tāea e ngā kaunihera ki ngā takiwā e mate nui ana mō ngā kainga, te whakahohoro i te hanga whare, engari, kāore he hua mō nā takiwā.
E ai ki te mema paremata o Ikaroa-Rawhiti a Meka Whaitiri says, “It's not actually a plan to deal with the huge demand for affordable homes at warm rentals in Napier like you said, it's actually a plaster approach to what is a housing crisis in this country and it clearly shows the National govt has no plan to address it.”
He nui ake te rehita mō ngā whare papori i Ahuriri ki ērā o te motu, a, nā te iwa tekau mā ono o ngā kainga kaporeihana i turaki, e mate ana ngā kainga ki reira.
“Doesn't look like any homes are going to be built there any time soon again working with the Napier City Council needs to put more pressure on this government to get some funding so we can see homes built in places like Napier,” hei tā Whaitiri.
Tokomaha ngā tāngata e noho kainga kore ana engari e whakawhetai atu ana a Dee me āna tamariki mō tō rātou kainga.