Park Up For Homes camp out on Beehive backdoor

Author
Gia Garrick,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Saturday, 25 June 2016, 8:10PM
Around 150 people are sleeping in their cars in central Wellington in a Park Up For Homes event, June 25, 2016. (Twitter/@parkupforhomes)
Around 150 people are sleeping in their cars in central Wellington in a Park Up For Homes event, June 25, 2016. (Twitter/@parkupforhomes)

Around 150 people have gathered in Wellington, to sleep in their cars in a show of solidarity with those who have to.

The group Park Up For Homes has been joined by politicians, city councillors, the Child Poverty Action Group and everyday families, young and old for "Park Up Parliament."

Spokeswoman Bex Rillstone said it's just one part of a nation-wide campaign for better homes.

"We're outside the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, which is just on the doorstep of the Beehive, and we are here to say to the Government that we need better housing policies."

On Thursday, several hundred people gathered in a carpark in Mangere in Auckland carpark to sleep in their cars, to show support for people sleeping rough in the city.

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