Community wants to buy home for local family

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:21 pm on 22 December 2016

Locals in Paekakariki are throwing their support behind a special family.

Raima Kingi and her family of eight were told in July that the house they have rented for 16 years was to be sold. Raima couldn't afford to buy it, and they've found that rising rents, means they can't afford to rent elsewhere in the area. So, passionate residents have launched a campaign to help the family buy the house. Mark Amery is part of the Paekakariki Housing Trust, that's been set up to deal with housing issues in the village - which has set up a give-a-little fundraiser for the family.

Paekakariki Housing Trust

Paekakariki Housing Trust Photo: supplied