Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Protests at Council House Open Homes


Media Release - Council Housing Action Group

Protests at Open Homes for Council House Sales

19 May 2002

Protests organised by the Council Housing Action Group will take place today outside Council house Open Homes in Freemans Bay and Grey Lynn. Viewing sessions start at 11am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 2.30pm in Freemans Bay and 3pm to 4.30pm in Grey Lynn.

Protesters yesterday made their presence felt at all sites and received much support from members of the passing public.

The Group objects to the sales of the units over which there has been no public consultation, having been left out of the draft annual plan consultation process and regardless that the Government recently announced its intention that these properties would be scheduled as strategic assets.

With the Auckland Regional Growth Forum projecting that affordability problems in Auckland will increase by at least 50% in the next 15 years, this dictatorial and business driven move by Council is also a false economy.

The Council Housing Action Group, which is affiliated to Wake Up Auckland, also objects to the marketing of the units as encouraging aspiring purchasers to come and join the "stylists, designers, film-industry types, architects and artists who now live here".

Media spokesperson, Sigrid Shayer, says, "Low income households are being forced to leave their home of many years, uproot themselves from their networks of family and friends, and try and find similar accommodation in today's acknowledged high and insecure rental market. This is more reminiscent of attitudes and behaviour in Victorian Britain than in a supposed civilised society of the 21st century."

For more information please contact Sigrid Shayer, media spokesperson CHAG ph 3611517 sigridshayer@ezysurf.co.nz

Attached are full details of homes and viewing times.

URGENT – THE FIRST COUNCIL HOMES ARE BEING SOLD NOW!

This is the time where your presence counts

Protest against the open homes of the first housing sell-offs this weekend at the following sites

Saturday 18 May
Meet outside the Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52-54 Hepburn Street at 12:45 pm for a protest outside the open homes 1 – 2:30 pm at
6/7-9 Hayden St
7/14 Hayden St
6/8 Pratt St
3 + 15/49 Colllingwood St
Sales office at 5/55 Hepburn St

In Grey Lynn, meet on Williamson Ave, outside Foodtown at 2:45 pm for a protest outside the open homes 3 – 4 pm at
12 + 17/2 Schofield St
6 + 9/1A Dryden St


Sunday, 19 May
Meet outside the Freemans Bay Community Centre at 10:45 am for a protest outside the open homes 11 am – 12:30 pm at
1/87 Beresford St
2/59 Hepburn St
3/58 Wellington St
9/116 Wellington St
Sales office at 5/55 Hepburn St


Meet outside the Freemans Bay Community Centre at 12:45 pm for a protest outside the open homes 1 – 2:30 pm at
6/7-9 Hayden St
7/14 Hayden St
6/8 Pratt St
3 + 15/49 Colllingwood St
Sales office at 5/55 Hepburn St


In Grey Lynn, meet on Williamson Ave, outside Foodtown at 2:45 pm for a protest outside the open homes 3 – 4 pm at
12 + 17/2 Schofield St
6 + 9/1A Dryden St

Do something now or lose the flats!

Council Housing Action Group
Contact 021 173 3442 or 361 2520

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news