Families to be evicted from homes by Church

Dozens of Temple View families are being evicted from their homes to make way for a new, large-scale meeting house for churchgoers.

But with no other houses vacant in the largely Mormon suburb, they’ll be forced to live elsewhere in Hamilton.

It’s heartbreaking news for the families living in about 10 homes on Tuhikaramea Rd, between the old college grounds and the Mormon temple, who were last week asked to vacate by January 31 next year.

Developers Envision NZ, who represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, did not provide details about their plans for the homes, or the land, but residents yesterday told the Waikato Times the houses would be demolished to allow construction of a new facility, similar to a church or chapel

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