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Our community talks: Johnny

Meet Johnny - our local fruiterer.

"Our whare is a place where we raise our family and feel safe and secure and have a place to rest, with a house to call our own."


"The situation is pretty stressful for a lot of people, especially those who are renting.


"You live with no security... living on the edge where the rug can be pulled out from under your feet. It feels ...uncomfortable."


"A long term contract or agreement with your landlord would be a really good way forward."


"To have a diverse community we have to allow for people from a range of socioeconomic groups.. to contribute to the community."


"The last thing I want to see for Paekākāriki is people being kicked out of the village because they can't afford to live here. This is their home, where they want to be for the rest of their lives, and raise their tamariki."


"It is very important that we work to create that diversity... so that everyone has a place here."



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