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Stop the Transfer (Privatisation) of Tamaki Tenancies

Stop the Transfer (Privatisation) of Tamaki Tenancies

"Now we have a new Government, there are some urgent, ongoing issues that need addressing," says Sue Henry, Housing Lobby Spokesperson.

"In early November 2017, the tenancies in Tamaki, curently held by the Tamaki Housing Association (Limited Partnership), are planned to be transferred, (under the 'Partnership model') to an Australian consortium, or other private operator, to manage, or to be sold."

"Instead of tenants being shoved into an even deeper trench, of former Housing Minister Nick Smith's making, this ridiculous idea needs to be stamped out, immediately."

"Former State tenants in Tamaki have had so many disruptive changes forced upon them in a short space of time - this must stop."

"All we saw under the previous National Government's watch was 'pass the parcel' and a 70 year old institution fragmented to such an extent, it is unrecognisable."

"Tenants in Tamaki have had to deal with having families split up, communities dislocated, made transient, as well as having their secure tenancies abolished."

"In many cases tenants have had their lives destroyed, and had their long-time exisiting homes and communities bulldozed to the ground."

(4 minute video of the destruction of the solid former State house at 14 Taniwha St Glen Innes, demolished on Tuesday 31 October 2017).


"We want immediate action by this new Government to STOP the transfer (privatisation) of Tamaki tenancies."


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