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Institutional discrimination in the housing market

Posted by on January 17, 2013


Have you ever thought why do Polynesian and Maori predominantly live in areas like Otara, Manurewa or Mangere and these areas are considered less desirable. There is a reason for this institutional discrimination in the housing market the New Zealand government and Auckland city council have created a brown underclass. In the 1960’s Ponsonby was predominantly a Polynesian area until the City council ratcheted up the rates to push the brown element into Manukau city. Rt Hon  John Banks the ex-mayor of Auckland city once described South Auckland as a “social disaster” of course South Auckland voted against him at the Mayoral elections. A recent example of this social engineering was Housing New Zealand removing the state houses in Glenn Innes because the government wants to push the brown element into Manurewa this will raise the real estate value of the whole region at the expense of poor New Zealanders. There are also thousands of State houses throughout New Zealand that have no tenants and other homes that are overcrowded. Housing New Zealand needs to stop  helping real estate investors increase their profit margins and evenly distribute state housing in amongst normal housing and spread out through wealthy neighbourhoods. State housing community’s like Otara should never have been created to protect investment property’s state housing should be spread evenly across different communities because we are all in this together.

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