Te Puea Marae in South Auckland has stepped up and opened its doors to help people unable to find housing – including social agencies desperate to help their clients.
Shannon Haunui-Thompson from RNZ's Te Manu Korihi team looks at the scale of the problem and what's going on at the marae.
Shannon Haunui-Thompson's written story about Te Puea Marae (30.05.16)
'Kai-A-Miro' (Eating the berry) comes from the proverb 'Ko te Manu kai Ana I te Miro nona te Ao' (the Bird that eats the Berry owns the World). This encapsulates the idea of a seed that when eaten gives insight to the one who consumes it.