Single mother’s struggle motivates Green’s “Homes not Cars” policy

Kua whāki tētahi whāea i ngā taimahatanga e rongo nei rātou mō te mate whare ki Tāmaki. Puta ake ana ngā korero nei, i te mānutanga o te rautaki a te Paati Kakariki e hiahia ana ki te hanga whare hou mō te hunga e noho pokaikaha ana.

I a Emma e whawhai ana i te mate pēke hau, e rongo ana tōnā māmā i ngā uauatanga o te whai kainga mō Emma, me ōna tuakana.

"She has like six medications that need to be refrigerated, and she is on a feeding pump overnight it needs power, and I need running water. I have slept in the car, and I can sleep in the car, but I can't take Emma there,” says Emma’s mother who only wanted to be named as Rhiannon.

E ai ki te māmā whiwhi penihana, horekau te whānau e whai whare ana, ā, me aro atu ia ki ōnā hoa, me tōnā whānau ki te whai taumarumaru.

Nā te Rōpū Kākāriki ngā kōrerō a Rihannon i whakarei, i te putanga hoki o tā rātou rautaki, 'Homes not Cars', hei hāpai i te hunga pēnei i a Rhiannon.

Rhiannon says, "At the moment we are at the hospital, or well, Emma and I are. While my other children get moved around, and we would really just like a home. And we really would like someone to rent us a house."

Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei announced, “Aotearoa has a housing emergency facing it right now. It comes after decades of neglect of housing in this country, particularly in state housing."

Ka mutu, ko tā te Rōpu Kākāriki, ka whakawāteahia mai tēnei i ngā pūtea neke atu i te rua rau miriona taara ki te hanga i ngā kainga whā rau rima tekau te maha.

“On top of that we would stop Housing New Zealand from selling off more state houses. Government has said they want to sell off between 1000-2000 houses a year. We have families who are in desperate need of those homes. Not all of them go to social housing providers, a lot of them just get sold on the private market. That is not good enough,” says Turia.

E manako nui ana a Turei, ka wero tēnei rautaki hou i te Kāwanatanga, i a rātou e whakarite ana ki te whakaputa i te tahua putea a tērā wiki.