Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

Protesting against the sale of state houses

Protesting against the sale of state houses

Demonstrators march along Wellington’s Lambton Quay on their way to Parliament to present a petition against the government’s social housing policies in November 2012. They were protesting against government plans to redevelop traditional state housing areas such as Glen Innes (Auckland), Maraenui (Napier) and Pōmare (Lower Hutt) into a mixture of private and social housing. The protestors believed this would reduce the proportion of social houses and force state housing tenants to leave these suburbs.

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Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - New housing schemes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013