Moving Pacific forward in Auckland’s housing crisis

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Panelists: ASB Economist Nick Tuffley (far left), Alfred Ngaro (National MP), Jenny Salesa (Labour MP) and Su'a William Sio (Labour MP). Image: TJ Aumua/ PMC

By TJ Aumua in Auckland

Pacific members of Parliament were brought together this month to address the way forward for Pacific communities living amongst Auckland’s current housing crisis.

MP’s formed a panel discussion held by The Pacific Islands Chartered Accountants Network.

Jenny Salesa and Su’a William Sio both advocated for Labour’s housing policy to build 100,000 houses over the next ten-years to address the under supply of housing.

National MP, Alfred Ngaro, also supported the idea of defining Pacific prosperity, to support more home ownership by Pacific living in Auckland.

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TJ Aumua is Pacific Media Watch freedom project contributing editor for the Pacific Media Centre (2016). She is a recent graduate of Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) degree and with a BCS majoring in journalism and a minor in screen writing. TJ is also a contributor for the PMC Online and Asia Pacific Report and has been a recent summer research intern with Pacific Journalism Review.

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