Don’t like it, there’s the airport

A Somali refugee family is moaning about the largesse of the state they are currently enjoying. Enjoying it I might ad by squatting rather than how every other resident deals with Housing Corp:

She said the new arrivals moved into the Shirley state house without the permission of Housing New Zealand.

Chief executive of Refugee Services, Heather Hayden, said the family was not living in an “acceptable situation”, but the agency was doing what they could to help.

Only refugees with “strong long-term family links” are now placed in quake-hit Christchurch.

Three families came into the city from this year’s quota and Hayden said “this is the only situation where there has been a problem finding a house.”

Hayden said Warsame’s family had turned down three houses in Christchurch because the family thought they were in the wrong suburb or too damp.

Contrast this Somali family with the Burmese family I blogged about earlier.

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.