17 May 2023

Newtown community helping survivors of hostel fire

From First Up, 5:41 am on 17 May 2023

The building that housed these people's charred homes - sits in a wider community Newtown Union Health Service is a five-minute walk from Loafer's Lodge. Practice Manager Fiona Osten says more than 30 of their patients used to live there. Just down the road is the Wellington City Mission. Missioner Murray Edridge says it was accomodation of last resort. Also nearby - Eryn Gribble of the Newtown Community Centre says a steady flow of people came through all day. They wanted to talk about the accident and to offer support