Friday March 23, 2018   Last updated 04:33AM

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Budget service exposes boarding house blight
Jacinda Ardern helps pack food boxes at the Mangere Budgeting Services. Photo:©Tim Murphy

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Jacinda Ardern is promising Labour will regulate boarding houses to ensure they are fit for purpose as part of a range of measures to address the needs of low income families.

The Labour Party leader visited the Mangere Budgeting Service to hear how the Government's policies are affecting its clients.

Chief executive Darryl Evans told her the service is funded for 306 families, but this year has already seen almost 3000.

He says high rents are forcing families to move away to more remote areas or into caravan parks, garages and overcrowded, substandard boarding houses.

Ms Ardern says Labour has a plan of action that will make a difference, starting with more state housing.

"We also want to see regulation around boarding houses and under a Labour government you will see a regulatory regime introduced to make sure that those who offer up boarding houses are making sure that they have a home that is warm that is dry that has the basics like windows. We don't even see that now in some of our boarding houses," she says.

Jacinda Ardern says it's clear the families in south Auckland can't afford another three years of National Government.

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

WAATEA - Website RKR18-126 Carpentry recruitment Final-177
Te Hononga
Huitahi Tuputahi
Waatea TV
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
Benita Tahuri from NRG Rising
A catchy, soulful tune (echoing the popular 1990's style of R&B) by Hamilton's female reggae trio NRG Rising, is to be released on March 16th, under the title 'Take Us High'.
Buddy Mikaere Ngai Te Hapu spokesman
A fundamental finding by the Environment Court that it had no power to require the wreck of the Rena to be removed off Astrolabe Reef will be challenged in an appeal to the High Court. Motiti Island's Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Papamoa-based Nga Potiki A Tamapahore Trust have filed the appeal, with the three-day High Court hearing expected to start on June 25.
Huhana Lyndon Piki Ake Development Limited
Kaikou Marae Te Orewai Ngai Tai Hui A Hapu 24 March 2018 11am Treaty Claims Update Our Treaty Settlement Options Te Orewai Te Horo Trust Updates Hapu Representative Reports General Business
Kate Camp Communications Manager Te Papa
A dramatic and emotionally-charged performance from Auckland artist collective Pacific Sisters welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into the new art gallery at Te Papa known as Toi Art.
Kelvin Davis Te Tai Tokerau MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Marama Davidson Green Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
3 Willie Te Aho | Mihini Petipeti Moni
I korero a Tumamao ki a Willie Te Aho e pa ana ki te ngangara e kai nei i nga whanau Maori, a, ko nga mihini petipeti moni.
2 Roihana Nuri | Nga take torangapu
I korero a Tumamao ki a Roihana Nuri e pa ana ki nga take torangapu mai i te hotaka Q and A i te ra nei.
Where do our rates go? With the council, you never know
John Tamihere: Everywhere you look in this country you are slapped by taxes.
What’s gone wrong in the West?
John Tamihere: On one hand, Westies have to be happy with the investment that has gone into New Lynn and Westgate.
What went wrong at Fletcher
John Tamihere: It is extraordinarily important that when a major Kiwi company with the name of Fletcher runs into financial difficulties, we all take notice.
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus




To receive regular updates from Waatea News.