Govt gives emergency cash to Te Puea marae to help homeless

Te Puea marae (Newshub.)
Te Puea marae (Newshub.)

The Government has given $10,000 to Auckland's Te Puea marae to help it cope with the homeless it is sheltering, and more taxpayer's money could be on the way.

Social housing Minister Paula Bennett says the $10,000 grant came from the Ministry of Maori Development.

Officials are working on whether more taxpayer funding from the Ministry of Social Development should be made available for the marae, and Ms Bennett says a decision would be made shortly.

The decision to investigate the funding came after lobbying from the Maori Party's Marama Fox.