Homelessness in New Zealand skyrocketing: Study
At least one in every 100 Kiwis were homeless in 2013.
The “severely housing deprived” had accelerated from 2006 to 2013, says a study by University of Otago, Wellington.
At least one in every 100 Kiwis were homeless in 2013, this included those living with family and friends.
This figure had increased from 2006 data which showed one in every 120 people were homeless, while in 2001, this was at one in 130 people. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80719962/One-in-100-Kiwis-homeless-new-study-shows-numbers-quickly-rising
Even the manipulated stats are grim:
According to rounded census numbers, in 2001 there were 28,649 people out of total population of 3,744,534 that were homeless (one person out of 130). In 2006 that grew to 33,295 out of 4,059,876 (one in 121) and in 2013 it accelerated to 41,705 out of 4,254,594 (one in 102).
“If the homeless population were a hundred people, 70 are staying with extended family or friends in severely crowded houses, 20 are in a motel, boarding house or camping ground, and 10 are living on the street, in cars, or in other improvised dwellings,” said University researcher Dr Kate Amore.
“They all urgently need affordable housing.”
The number of people in “severe housing deprivation” in 2013 was one in 100, up more than 60 percent in 12 years. Assuming the trend has continued [in fact the trend has accelerated,] there could now be nearly 50,000 Kiwis homeless. http://www.newshub.co.nz/
Meanwhile, Chinese investors are allowed to push up price of the average house in Queentown to NZ$955,793.
The Homeless Crisis
Corrupt John Key caught lying through his backside again
“Prime Minister John Key’s has said the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) had teamed up with the Salvation Army with homeless people, something the Salvation Army denies.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80725620/salvation-army-msd-homeless-visits-didnt-happen-and-the-pms-wrong
I can’t guarantee housing for homeless: Social Housing Minister
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says there’s no guarantee that homeless families would get a roof over their heads after contacting Work and Income.
Her comments come after Prime Minister John Key said Kiwis living out of cars and garages should contact the welfare agency where they would receive support.
Bennett said Work and Income would try their best to help, but it depended on what support was available.
“Look, I can’t guarantee that,” she said on RNZ. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80719962/One-in-100-Kiwis-homeless-new-study-shows-numbers-quickly-rising
Manurewa Marae opens its doors to South Auckland’s homeless
While the government are failing the people, Manurewa Marae and other marae ared providing people with food and shelter. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/80730020/Manurewa-Marae-opens-its-doors-to-South-Aucklands-homeless
Abject Poverty/ Child Poverty in NZ
Nelson boy came to school shoeless and limping, Child Poverty Action Group told http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/80649213/Nelson-boy-came-to-school-shoeless-and-limping-Child-Poverty-Action-Group-told
At least 27% of all NZ children live below the poverty line [2012 figures]
“Around 285,000 of our children (27% of all children) live below the 60% income line after housing costs, (the poverty line used by the Ministry of Social Development). Many of these children have their lifelong health and education compromised so poverty effects can persist through generations. For 3 out of 5 of those children, poverty persists over at least seven years – for most of their early formative years. Evidence shows that the longer the period on low income, the greater the harm.” http://www.cpag.org.nz/resources-publications/our-children-our-choice-priorities-for-policy-7/part-one-child-health/
Police Pursuits Ending in Deaths, Serious Injuries…
Yet another life-endangering police pursuit ends in a crash… http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11650274
Selling Out the Country to the Chinese
‘Peters: Silver Fern Farm shareholders duped into thinking company needed Chinese buy-in’
Winston Peters is on the warpath, trying to stop what he has said is a takeover of our biggest meat exporter Silver Fern Farms by the Chinese.
The New Zealand First leader said shareholder farmers were told the company would go belly up without buy-in by the Chinese, and voted in favour of it.
Mr Peters said Shanghai Maling was in fact much more in debt than the New Zealand company.
Kiwi Courts [we don’t have kangaroos in NZ!]
Driver that killed motorcyclist sentenced to… wait for it…
Singaporean man Wei Kiong Lew (30) was given four months home detention, 200 hours community work, and told to pay reparation of $27,000 after a crash that killed motorcyclist Craig Alan Chambers (39) last year. The sentence was handed down by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court who “gave Lew a 50% sentence discount for an early guilty plea, and community work he had already undertaken voluntarily”. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11650274
News of One Road Fatality Leaked Today!
One killed in serious crash near Dunedin
One person has been killed and another is critically injured after a four car crash near Hawkesbury Village, near Karitane, north of Dunedin.
Truth about the daily road carnage hurts New Zealand’s $10 billion tourism industry…
Today is DAY 169 of the latest NZ TOURISTS or truth? (police censorship of road fatalities) campaign
- Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 381 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016
- No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru: 141
How do they do it?
Police manipulate the road toll by censoring reports of fatal crashes, while the Ministry of Transport simply delete the unwanted road fatalities, even from their own published records.