Monday March 30, 2015   Last updated 11:21AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

10:00am - 12:00pm
Don't Rush
K-Ci JoJo
Greens look to past for housing solutions
Getty Images.

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says the change in housing minister won’t fix the problems of affordability for Māori families.

In yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister John Key sacked Phil Heatley, who has presided over the clearing of state houses in Glen Innes, Napier and Lower Hutt, and given the role to experienced minister Nick Smith.

Ms Turei says the Greens will release a comprehensive plan for housing when they go to the Ratana Pā celebrations tomorrow.

She says the hands-off approach to housing isn’t working, and it’s time to look again at the state funding and building houses.

"In the past, governments have used all of their financial opportunities to both build cheap homes for families and to enable families to get into them. Only in the last years have we had governments take their hands off and say 'it's not our problem.' But it is their problem because our families are really suffering because of it," Ms Turei says.

She says National doesn’t want to do anything about housing, and it’s contention that the problem is the lack of suitable land is wrong.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd


Comments


Post comment:

Name*
Email*
Will not be published

Maximum of 1750 characters (about 300 words)
In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see:
spam control image
I have read and accepted the terms and conditions

These comments are moderated. Your comment, if approved, may not appear immediately. Please direct any queries about comment moderation to webmaster@waatea603am.co.nz
Manako 1 - Hinurewa Poutu | Mema hou ki te poari o Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori 26032015
Hinurewa Poutu | Kua whakaurua ia ki te poari o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori
1 Kingi Taurua | Te pooti ki te Tai Tokerau
Kingi Taurua | Kua Whakaritea a Willow Jean Prime hei reme whakahere mo Reipa
2 Haami Piripi | Kei a Winitana ona painga
Haami Piripi | Kei a Winitana ona painga, kei a ia hoki ko tetahi taha ngoikore
3 Rahui Papa | Ka wehe atu te toihau o Tainui
Rahui Papa | Ka wehe atu te toihau o Tainui whai muri i nga tau e waru ko Mike Pohio tera
4 Rangi Mclean | Tautoko te kaunihera o Tamaki Makaurau
Rangi Mclean | Kua tautokohia e te kaunihera o Tamaki Makaurau nga aromatawai mo nga panga a ahurea (cultural impact assessments).
5 Wairangi Koopu | Te kapa Warriors
Wairangi Koopu | Ka puta te ihu o nga Warriors a te Ratapu
6 Ken Eruera | Nga Potae Pango
Ken Eruera | Hei aha i te roopuu Kahurangi o Tamaki Potae pango e taakwe ana i te rangi
Northland roars
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: The magnitude of Winston Peter's shock win on Saturday can not be ignored. To turn a 9000 majority for National into a 4000 majority for NZ First is a like the American Rugby team beating the All Blacks by 30 points.
It looks like Winstonís.
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: Well it looks like Winston Peters could steal the Northland by-election from the Government.
Privilege in an under privileged country
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: The controversy surrounding the case of the two St Bede's College rowing team who were suspended for breaching airport security only to have that suspension reversed by a High Court injunction, refuses to die down.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.