He kaitiaki a John Kemara rāua ko Marina Whiu i tētahi whare noho, e whakamarumaru ana i ngā mauhere e hoki atu ana ki ngā hapori. Engari, e uaua ana ki te mau i ngā rauemi e tika ana ki te pupuri i ēnei kainoho.
Neke atu i te tekau tau a Jay Elliot e tukua ana ki rō whare herehere. Inaianei kua hoki mai ki tēnei kainga kia tū tika anō ai ia ki te hapori.
“I found that I was running around on the streets in the rain there for about 5 weeks, trying to find me housing, and Work and Income didn't help me at all. So I moved in here.”
Engari kua uaua ake te mahi a Te Pō ki Te Ao Mārama me tā rātou haumaru i te hunga pēnei i a Jay.
Nā te korenga o ngā tono ā pūtea maha i pēnei rawa ai.
Hei tā Whiu, “We get their rent which covers the mortgage and the rates, and that's about it. We've worked it out to about $6,100.00 that should cover that for the month.”
Ko ngā kaipakihi a John Kemara me Marina Whiu ngā kaiwhakahaere o tēnei whare a Te Pō Ki Te Ao Mārama. Ko tā rātou mahi, he whakahoki i te hunga mauhere ki te hapori.
Hei tā Kemara, “When they come here we take them down to Work and Income, and that's the first introduction to community, to life and get that established.”
Nō te tau rua mano tekau i whakatūria te Pō ki te Ao hei tarahiti. Mai i tāua wā, kua āwhinatia ngā mauhere iwa tekau mā ono, ā, e ono tekau mā iwa o rātou kāore i hoki anō ki te hara. Ko ngētehi o rātou nā te Ara Poutama o Aotearoa i tuku.
“I had an association with Corrections and their key workers, and they have about 30 guys, they can't spend time with them watching them reintegrate into the community, whereas my business partner and my friends we actually work with them//and slowly but surely they reintegrate into the community,” hei tā Kemara.
Ka tono atu anō a John rāua ko Marian kia whakatū tā rātou nohonga mō ngā mauhere kua puta, i raro i te maru o te Ara Poutama o Aotearoa