Well-known author pens plea to Horowhenua Councillors — ‘Please save our pensioner houses’
By Alan Tristram
Judith Holloway, the well-known Levin (and former Otaki) writer, is developing a new talent — political letter writing.
Her subject is the appalling plan master-minded by Horowhenua councillors to sell off 115 much-needed council pensioner houses.
I write now URGENTLY asking you to not to go down the road of privatising our pensioner housing. Doing this is against all the great principles on which modern New Zealand was built.
Editor’s note:the Horowhenua mayor, Michael Feyen, wants to keep pensioner housing.
Apart from parking fines and consent fees, the council did not have much else in the way of income, Feyen says.
He spoke about the issue at his first council meeting as mayor.
“We actually have social housing of top quality,” he said.
“I believe we have a way forward where we can actually retain it.”
Previous mayor Brendan Duffy supported selling the 115 pensioner housing units owned by the council.