Room 10 Bright Sparks

Friday, 30 August 2013

State Housing

“I think  state housing should be a stepping stone and no longer about a home for life,” Prime Minister John Key said.  His comments followed a protest in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes over the weekend. I believe that Glen Innes families should be allowed to live in Glen Innes, and they shouldn't need to move out of their homes.  We should stop John Key from taking away our houses in Glen Innes, because not many people in Glen Innes have enough money to afford a new house, families should not have to live in the streets, and we should build up our neighbourhoods not tear them down! And why kick them out when you're not even gonna use the land?
First of all, I think that Minister John Key should help families who need homes, instead of making them homeless and living off the streets, because if you have children, the kid’s would be unsafe on the on the streets, and also it is unnerving to have to be around dangerous people. For example, I think children deserve to have home’s  even if parent’s  get kicked out, because then they wouldn't have anywhere else to stay, if they don’t have any money to afford a new home. Why kick them out when you know they don’t have money.

Equally important is that  John  Key doesn't have the right to move families houses. More than 50 families have  stayed in Glen Innes for about more than 12 years. So why move people out of their own home’s where they were raised and had memories of them when they were a child.

Furthermore, I think it’s not fair for families that have lived in their home’s for most of their lives to be kicked out into the streets, because the house they’re living in is like their homestead. Just think about if they have children, and they grow up in their home and they have to get kicked out of their home’s, what would you do if you had to get kicked out? I Feel very terrified, because most of my family got kicked out of their home’s and they lived in their house for about 8 years and now we have nothing left!

So in conclusion, I think houses should stay where they are, and they shouldn't be moved in the first place. Please take a stand with me and lets stop John Keys from removing people from their homes, breaking up families, and breaking down neighbourhoods. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone could have a stable home?

By: Katalina


  1. OMG Katalina, I am so proud of you and your excellent writing and ideas. You worked so hard at this, and it turned out to be a powerful piece! Well done! Mrs. S

  2. Thank you Mrs Silva For helping me get a powerful and interesting speech and in all my other work which i have done, Thanks Mrs Silva