Cry baby is also work shy and obviously allergic to cleaning and elbow grease

Josephine Wharerahi

Our cry baby of the week is Josephine Wharerahi, who is apparently homeless, out of work and has no concept of cleaning…thinking other people should clean for her.

Homeless mother Josephine Wharerahi would have been thankful for the government-funded, temporary accommodation provided for her and her two kids, were it not for her children’s deteriorating health.

Barely two weeks into staying at the Aywon Motel in Rotorua, Wharerahi’s children have been in and out of hospital twice, according to a report in Māori TV.

“They’ve been diagnosed with chest infections, they are asthmatics, so it was the very first time they had to use their nebuliser in a year and a half,” Wharerahi told the broadcaster.

The room at the motel was provided through LinkPeople, an organisation that supports people who stay in motels to find a permanent place to call home and the right support services they need for their health and well-being.

Wharerahi said that despite people’s assumptions, they were not staying in a fancy hotel. Instead, they were subjected to a 24-hour surveillance and that her kids were not even allowed to play in the courtyard.

In a statement to Te Kāea LinkPeople said: “On Thursday 4 January, Josephine contacted us about the condition of the room. We immediately contacted the motel owner, who is the landlord, to arrange for the room to be cleaned.”

Wharerahi son’s illness was caused by black mould, according to Rotorua Hospital.

“I showed them photos the day I moved in here of the black mould and that’s what’s causing the children’s illness. I told Link people and they said, ‘Oh, you should air your room out every day’ – which we do until late at night time, but we have nahonaho (mosquito) that come in. Their response was, ‘We need the pieces of paper to bump you up on the list for Housing New Zealand’ [and] …’well really, at least you have a roof over your head for now’,” Wharerahi said.

Te Kāea also contacted the Ministry of Social Development for comment. In a statement, the ministry said: “Since being made aware of these concerns, we have spoken with the motelier.  We appreciate his quick response to clean the unit and are working with him to ensure a satisfactory standard of accommodation is being provided going forward.”

Yeah whatever…she is a work shy pig and has a history of living like a pig. Clearly allergic to elbow grease and cleaning:


They cite the following reasons for the judgment against Josephine Wharerahi:


  1. The tenant attended the hearing and has disputed some of the claims.
  2. Rent was in arrears at the end of the tenancy. The tenant has provided bank records and receipts for rent. I have checked these against the landlords records and I am satisfied that all payments have been reconciled. the shortfall is largely due to a number of reversals of rent payments.
  3. The premises were not left reasonably clean and tidy and rubbish was not removed. The premises were damaged during the tenancy, in particular damage to a bathroom window and to the front door glass. The tenant has given evidence that an unwelcome visitor who was refused entry broke the front door glass. A tenant is only liable for damage caused by others who are in the premises with the tenant’s permission. Having heard the tenants particular evidence and given the location of the damage I find that the tenant has met the burden of proof in defending the claim for that window.
  4. The tenant’s explanation of damage to the bathroom window in a possible “emergency” situation was less clear and inconsistent and that claim is proved.
  5. The tenant accepts liability for the curtain cleaning in the lounge and dining area but challenges the cost. In the absence of an initial inspection report there is no challenge to the tenant’s evidence that the curtains were dirty to begin with but to a lesser extent. The sum awarded is then reduced to exclude pre-existing damage or soiling.
  6. Having heard the property managers evidence I am satisfied that a smoke alarm was missing at the end of the tenancy though the tenant could not remember whether it was there at the beginning.
  7. The amounts ordered have been established.
  8. I am satisfied that the applicant has been largely successful in the claims brought to the Tribunal and therefore consider it appropriate that the other party pay the applicant the filing fee.

I really don’t understand why the media don’t fact check these bludgers who come whining to them.

She either can’t or won’t clean and now expects others to do it for her. She is also so stupid as to not realise that landlords know how to use Google.

It’s a shame the media don’t know how to themselves.



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