Abandoned house a waste

 

 

There is an empty fast decaying, formerly pleasant house at the end of View Rd. It used to occupied by theHave your Say school caretaker. It has been unoccupied, neglected and vandalalised for ten years .
I wrote to the Minister of Housing pointing out someone in need could be living in it perhaps someone who needed a hand up. I was told the land had been land banked for future Maori treaty settlements – but that was two years ago.
So the street kids destroy and the good citizens of Waiuku look the other way. It is not too late to rectify this unnecessary neglect.
There are cold hungry people out there and yes they are genuine New Zealand citizens.
So if the citizens of Waiuku – those good upright Christians are content to do nothing, what is the Waiuku Post going to do about it.
Bruce Brownlee, Waiuku

The Post contacted the Ministry of Education, who passed the question to LINZ, who then told us the property is is managed by the Office of Treaty Settlements. Land Information New Zealand manages six vacant houses on behalf of the Ministry of Education across Auckland – four of which are in Waiuku. They are undertaking maintenance work on these with a view to renting them in the near future. The Post will seek further information on the View Road property
-Editor

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