Did I hear right? So all those living in cars approached do not want help!

You would’ve thought the Media party would have checked before running their hit job, but it turns out no.

The Government has this week sent its flying squads into Auckland to battle the hidden homeless crisis, but says those living in cars simply don’t want help.

The squads were formed after The Nation revealed a number of people with full-time jobs were sleeping in cars because they couldn’t afford housing in Auckland.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) teamed up with the Salvation Army and other non-Government organisations and hit the streets.

But the Prime Minister says when they hit Bruce Pullman Park in Takanini on Monday night, they received a frosty response.

“MSD and the Sallies went around and knocked on eight cars that they could find,” he says.

All eight of those people refused to take support either from Sallies or MSD.”  

John Key says he isn’t implying people want to live in cars.

“I’m just simply saying that of those eight people that MSD and the Sallies could identify, knocked on the cars and asked them: ‘can we give you support and can we give you help’, not just MSD, the Salvation Army — the eight of them refused.

As for the rest of the week, the squad also visited Mangere and Otahuhu, finding a total of 15 cars.

All had single people sleeping in them and only one chose to take up the Government’s offer of help — and the official report says that person isn’t actually homeless.

But they did get a better response at the Auckland City Mission.

Across three nights, a total of 16 people from the Auckland City Mission chose to talk with MSD. Seven of them now have social housing assessments booked and four more already had assessments booked.

The official report also says most of those living in cars that were visited had jobs.

So, essentially the Media party have lied to us.

They have worked in collusion with the Labour party to manufacture a crisis that doesn’t actually exist. This is what happens when you get agenda driven lunatics like Tim Watkin and Lisa Owen running around playing journalist.

The inherent dishonesty of the Media party, and staff of The Nation in particular, is clear for all to see. No wonder public perception of journalists is at an all time low, lower even than hookers and politicians.

No wonder senior ministers won’t appear on The Nation anymore.


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