Auckland marae taking in homeless to receive government help


Taxpayer money will be given to South Auckland's Te Puea Marae as it continues to help homeless Auckland families.

Te Puea Marae has thrown open its doors to help those in need, and it seems other Kiwis are pitching in to help.
Source: 1 NEWS

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett will meet with the chairman of the marae tomorrow, but told ONE News she's too busy to visit the marae herself.

She told reporters her diary has been changed so she can fit the meeting in.

The marae has been helping families find houses and jobs over the past week.

Ms Bennett has confirmed officials are looking at giving the marae more taxpayer money, but it's not known how much that would be.

Te Puni Kokiri has already given it about $10,000.

Ms Bennett says the marae is doing good work but admits it's sad they have had to do it.

The Maori Party asked the Government to give the marae some funds.

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