Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 11th, 2016 - 120 comments
Categories: housing, journalism, Media, national, newspapers, paula bennett, radio, same old national - Tags: homeless crisis, homelessness, radio new zealand
She is the Minister of Social Housing, an associate Minister of Finance, a potential replacement for John Key and weirdly the Minister for Open Government. But she is nowhere to be seen and refuses to be interviewed. Where is Paula?
She came to Auckland and met with the head of Te Puea Marae which is doing what the Government should be doing, offering sanctuary and support to our homelessness. But she refused to visit the Marae. Why Paula?
Paula Bennett says she's "too busy" to actually visit Te Puea Marae. Space has been cleared in her diary so she can meet with the chairman.
— Katie Bradford (@katieabradford) June 9, 2016
The Nation wanted to interview her and ask her what she was doing about the homelessness crisis. But she declined. Why was that Paula?
— The Nation (@TheNationTV3) June 10, 2016
She fed John Key the “flying squad” of MSD officials helping the Salvation Army and seeking to help people living in cars line. But they were more of a desk bound group of public servants who did not venture out into the night. Why did you say that Paula?
— Maiki Sherman (@MaikiSherman) June 8, 2016
John Campbell wanted to talk to her about the Government deal with Te Puea Marae. But she was secretive about it. How come?
The Government has struck a behind-closed-doors deal with Te Puea marae, which is housing homeless families in Auckland – but what's in it?
— Checkpoint (@CheckpointRNZ) June 10, 2016
And Te Puea Marae is doing what the Government ought to be doing. What are you doing about the housing crisis Paula?