Homeless – ‘It’s a crisis’ says Mission

The homeless population of central Auckland is two-and-a-half times higher than it was three years ago, a new report says.

The Auckland City Street Count of Central Auckland has found 177 people were sleeping rough within 3km of the Sky Tower on a single night this year.

That’s the most recorded since the count began in 2004, and is significantly higher than the 68 people counted in the same area in 2013.

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