October 17, 2017
Eviction looms for Glen Innes kuia
Supporters of Glen Innes woman Niki Rauti are gathering at her Taniwha St home to block the latest attempt by Tamaki Regeneration to evict her.
The 62-year-old was told last week the bailiffs would arrive at 10am, after the High Court ruled she had been given sufficient notice.
Tamaki Regeneration, a joint venture between the government and Auckland Council, intends to demolish 2800 state houses in the area over the next 15 years and replace them with 7500 new homes, which will be a mix of social housing and private developments.
The Tamaki Housing Group, which has been coordinating protests against the evictions, says so far Tamaki Regeneration has removed or demolished 237 state houses.
It has built just 92 new social houses, meaning hundreds of former tenants have been shunted out of the community into the private market or into precarious and unstable living conditions.
“We are currently in talks with Ms Rauti about moving to a nearby Tāmaki Housing property and we are hoping to come to a resolution soon.”Tāmaki Regeneration Company’s housing general manager Neil Porteous.
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