Mercy Sisters organise rally outside parliament “shelter for all”

About 500 people, mostly schoolchildren, gathered outside Parliament Tuesday to call on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.

The hikoi was organised by the Catholic institute Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy, and used the rallying cry “shelter for all”.

Sisters from the institute also met with Cabinet ministers Paula Bennett and Michael Woodhouse and urged them to bring an end to people living on the street, in cars, and in poor and inadequate housing.

A student from St Mary’s College in Wellington, Alice Tinawi, was among those who spoke at the hikoi. Continue reading

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