Demolition of Hamilton East’s ghetto ‘destroys community’

  • The demolition of a Hamilton East “ghetto” is a breath of fresh air for the many, but for 16-year-old Jebaleigh Tairakena it feels like his family has been torn apart.

Housing New Zealand has made the decision to demolish three of the vacant buildings in the area, which has been a cause of concern for many for years.

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Jebaleigh Tairakena, 16, with his niece Ocean Edmonds, 8, weeks. Jebaleigh grew up on the street and is named after it.

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