Thursday December 14, 2017   Last updated 01:57AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
House prices forcing Māori out of Waikato beaches

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Poverty Action Waikato is warning that a shortage of affordable housing is forcing many low income Māori and elderly people out of their homes.

A new report by the group says the problem is particularly bad in tourism hot-spots in the region.

Researcher Rose Black says absentee landlords make up 54 percent of ratepayers in the Coromandel and 60 percent in Raglan, which indicates a large amount of the housing stock has been turned into holiday homes with little left for local needs.

She says the quality of housing at the low end is appalling, with families with small children having to cram into one or two bedroom houses or flats which may be damp and mouldy.

Ms Black says almost 40 percent of people in the Waikato spend almost 40 percent of their income on housing costs, up from 33 percent three years ago.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd

TWWoA 300x150 Info Days
Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-031217
Waatea TV
 
Irirangi Waatea Kaiwhakahaere Bernie O'Donnell, Te Ati Awa
Leon Blake Te Panekiretanga Tutor
Te Panekiretanga have put out a new music CD with songs written by Timoti Karetu, Wharehuia Milroy and a mix of present and past Panekiretanga students.
Bennett Pomana Musician
A new piece of marae theatre following three men and their journey through depression, anxiety and suicide begins a two-week tour of Northland this weekend.
Nga Korero Pirihimana 13/12/2017
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Marama Fox Former Maori Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Te Ururoa Flavell Former Maori Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Maria Baker CE Te Rau Matatini
The annual report for 2017 by the Office of the Director of Mental Health Services highlights real concerns regarding the increasing rates of restrictive practice (seclusion, restraint and the Mental Health Act) being used upon Maori by mental health services.
Tina Cross Musician
Singer-songwriter Tina Cross has teamed up with New Zealand's leading domestic violence charity 'Shine', to release her powerful song "Another Little One".
And the Tamihere goes to ...
John Tamihere: It’s that time of the year where people are being chosen as New Zealander of the year ...
Māori Politics 2017 - wins and losses
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 2017 was an explosive year for Māori politics and the election reshaped the political landscape in a dramatic fashion wiping out Māori Party and MANA Party aspirations while leaving the Labour Party with an enormous obligation to Māori voters.
Benefits of being employed
John Tamihere: When Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones placed his proposition on the table to get people to earn their dole money, there was an eerie silence, then the expected outcry. Why?
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.