Interview: Penny Hulse, Paul Majurey, Pamela Bell, Alan Johnson, Hurimoana Dennis

  • 18/06/2016
Interview: Penny Hulse, Paul Majurey, Pamela Bell, Alan Johnson, Hurimoana Dennis

It's been five weeks since The Nation first brought you a story on New Zealand's hidden homeless. The story sparked an outpouring of public concern.

The Nation asked Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett several times to come on to discuss the issue but she has always been unavailable, and this week, amid concerns about leaks from her office, she again declined.

As protesters took to their cars, Ms Bennett insisted she's "pulling every lever" to get people housed. But we at The Nation have been wondering what else could be done and this week recalled Peter Dunne's idea of a national housing summit.

No one has yet acted on that idea, so we thought we'd make a start -- bringing together experts in the social housing sector.

The Nation was joined by Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, the chair of Auckland's joint iwi group The Tamaki Collective, Paul Majurey, Pre-fab New Zealand chief executive Pamela Bell, Alan Johnson from the Salvation Army and Te Ouea Marae chair Hurimoana Dennis.

Watch the video for the full interview.

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