Most viewed story on the Guardian website today: “New Zealand library cracks case of missing books.” Turns out some of Auckland’s 23,000 homeless were hiding bookmarked books in odd places so they wouldn’t lose their place. The library will now keep their books safe. Good on them. But finding homes for homeless must be a high priority for Aotearoa’s next government.
The article also refers to a Newshub story from last month about the estimated 700 rough sleepers in Auckland. I was in Brighton last month and saw quite a few in the streets there after seven years of Conservative austerity. Its happening in our streets too after nine years of National Party austerity.
Whatever happens tomorrow, this has to change.