over accommodation plan to keep whānau out of prisons
Iwi in Hastings want to transform a fruitpackers lodge on police land into a revolutionary space to keep whānau out of prisons.
But they are struggling to get support from the local council because it backs on to flash new housing developments.
Omahu Rd is a busy arterial route through Hastings, near the Hawke's Bay Expressway - the main road to Napier - and home to Hawke's Bay Hospital.
It is also where the "Fruitpackers Lodge" is, a quiet space which has been a home away from home for hundreds of recognised seasonal employer scheme workers since it opened in 2009.
Link to article: Council at odds with iwi over accommodation plan to keep whānau out of prisons (msn.com)