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

 


Wellington Homelessness Strategy

Wellington Homelessness Strategy

The New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) congratulates the Wellington City Council who endorsed ‘Te Mahana Homelessness Strategy’. The strategy is unique in incorporating a Maori perspective alongside a best practice model. The strategy also incorporate Te Tiriti Relationship governance model in the implementation of its five outcomes

Councillor Eagle, sought support to endorse Te Mahana as the homelessness strategy for greater Wellington at the Sport and Recreation Committee yesterday. In doing so Councillor Eagle acknowledged the huge amount of work from community organisations, Te Ropu Poutama, government agencies and Council staff over the past two years.

Mayor Wade-Brown in supporting the endorsement reiterated that it is every person’s right to be housed and she expected greater achievement via collaboration of agencies throughout the city. Councillor Peck sought an amendment to Counsellor Eagle’s motion which included a challenge to government to endorse and resource the implementation of Te Mahana. Council members acknowledged, during their deliberation that the homelessness population of their city were citizens that required the same attention as all their citizens. Success of Council would be measured by the lowest denominator of their city. The lives of the Robert Jones and Ben Hanna and their state of homelessness was reflected upon by Councillor Ahipene-Mercer. The motion put to Council inclusive of the amendment was passed unanimously.

‘We congratulate Wellington City Council and are extremely happy to endorse Te Mahana’ said Dr Shiloh Groot, Tangata Whenua Co-Chair of NZCEH. ‘It is extremely pleasing to see that a Maori model of resolving homelessness
sits along international best practice. Acknowledgement that reconnecting Maori to their cultural roots is a long term solution to not only stopping homelessness from occurring in the first place but also stops it from happening again’.

Corie Haddock, Tangata Tiriti Co-Chair of NZECH stated ‘Wellington City Council cannot do this on their own. Central government need to come to the party.

Homelessness comes about through a multitude of tragedies in a person’s life’ he said, ‘It is also great to see the Council of our capital city leading in the development of a homelessness strategy.

We still need a national homelessness strategy that will remove the pathways leading to homelessness and eliminate the barriers that keep people there, however.’

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Team Behind Trump's Throne

Forget the Putin factor. Daily, the team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is just as alarming. These are positions with vast power and budgetary discretion over policies that stand to affect tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. Sad! More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news