The despicable campaign of ethnic cleansing that Housing NZ has been quietly implementing in Glen Innes hasn't had the kind of media attention it deserves. Housing NZ are taking the homes of state tenants and physically moving them elsewhere to sell the land under the houses. State tenants are not allowed to think of the houses they live in as homes and if they are unlucky enough to try and live in a half decent suburb Glen Innes, too bad, they get kicked out back into the swamp.
This disgusting means of kicking out an entire class or people from suburbs Housing NZ think they can turn a buck from has been fought by MANA and John Minto right from the start, and last night Hone joined them on the frontline as he has a couple of times before, last night however the Police arrested Hone for being in a parked car that was blocking the truck that was attempting to remove the latest house.
When MANA aren't fighting state assets sales and water rights for all NZers, they are fighting for people on the every bottom of the heap like Sam Kahu whom the other political party's have walked away from.
Hone has been arrested for trying to stop Housing NZ from destroying state tenants homes in Glen Innes - when was the last time an MP got arrested fighting for the people? For those who have been wanting a political party to fight for them, they finally have a leader who is.
Right after Hone was freed from arrest, he was flying up North to have a bowl of soup with Sam Kahu who is ending his hunger strike now Paula Bennett has agreed to meet him. That's commitment.
We should all follow Hone's example and turn up to stop the Police when they try to take the next home.