Politicians to blame
The present state House crisis is the result of rental funds being absorbed by Government, the closing of the local State Housing offices that controlled (under supervision) those who occupied them, collecting the rent and maintained them to an acceptable standard – not always easy when dealing with people who have multiple problems. Redundancy became a new word. Rogernomics closed the car assembly factories which made sure many of these tenants were unemployed (and unemployable) but who were lured to New Zealand in the first place by the promise of a job and a house, Tomorrows schools did nothing to improve matters and subsequent Government with New Zealand’s first woman Prime Minister gave us leaky buildings and Cave Creek by removing the checks and balances of inspectors. Let us put the blame where it should be – the politicians those astute manipulators of greed.
Bruce Brownlee, Waiuku