The house that was demolished was the family home of community activist Makelesi Ngata who had lived in her home for 25 years. Last month protestors occupied the trucks that were set to remove the home and were successful in stopping its removal.
Tāmaki Housing Group believe that these homes are being demolished because there has been resistance in the community. It is the land, not the houses that is profitable, however it is the houses that hold history and memories for many of the families in the community.
Read the full Tamaki Housing Group press release on Scoop here.