It’s not theirs

What is it with people who have sucked off the taxpayer for 47 years:

Home is where the heart is. That’s why the Temata family wants to stay in Glen Innes.

Michael and Moepai Temata and many others will be relocated in May so that 157 Housing New Zealand properties can be redeveloped.

”When we received the letter saying we would have to move we both broke down and cried. It was as if one of our family members had died,” Moepai Temata says.

Northern Glen Innes will be redeveloped as part of the Tamaki Transformation Programme and 260 new homes will be built.

Lobbyist Sue Henry is refusing to leave Glen Innes, and several other residents are also upset they’re being forced to move.

The Tematas want to keep their state home of 47 years.

It’s not their home, its ours. Now it is time for them to move on.

The  68-year-old  says he worked as much over-time as he could to provide for the family while his wife, 67, worked nights at a laundry factory.

They never made enough money for a home loan deposit so the state house in Glen Innes was their only option.

I call bullshit on that. After living for 47 years in subsidised low rent accommodation and having two incomes they still have nothing. What the hell did they do with their money over all those years?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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