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Tamaki Housing Group
G.I. Community guerrilla garden!
Since the government seem adamant on prioritising filling their pockets over the welfare of the people, the community have taken a different approach these last few saturdays. They tear down homes, we feed the whānau. They fill their pockets, we fill bellies.
Thursday November 8th
Perhaps if the authorities were a bit more onto it they would of moved these two while everyone was in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Not the brightest.
State homes are public assets – GI is at the frontier of the government’s neoliberal agenda to privatize everything. Find us tomorrow at the ANFS street party at 2pm on Karangahape Rd. We’ll be collecting signatures for the petition, giving out flyers, and building a box city to make visible what our futures look like if they make everyone but the superrich move out of houses into apartment mesh-block styled slums.
Here’s the latest blog by one of of our talented youth Niko Meredith and get an insight on how our GI youth have responded to the housing situation in Glen Innes through an epic soundscape!
Come down to the Auckland Museum this Saturday at 10am for the official Urbanlife launch and experience it yourself!
On Tuesday 6th November, the Tamaki Housing Group, along with groups from Maraenui and Pomare, will be making the trip to Wellington where they will be marching on Parliament the next day.
They will be delivering a petition and a message to the government: that we are not going to tolerate their continued attacks on the public housing structure that generations of New Zealanders built for all of us today.
They will be demanding: an end to all evictions and sale of state houses; for HNZ to let all vacant state houses to families in crisis; a withdrawal of the draconian requirements to get a state house; a reopening of all HNZ offices and the construction of 20,000 new state homes.
We are fundraising to cover some of the costs of the trip to Wellington, and the continued battle against the government’s attacks on those living in HNZ homes by having a gig this Friday night with…. SPOKEN WORD// BANDS// DJ’S// AND A BBQ
Come and tautoko the kaupapa, have a feed, listen to some spoken word and have a kanikani!
Friday, 2nd November 7PM at Edinburgh Castle, on the corner of Symonds St and Newton Bridge