PHOTO: Tamaki – Auckland

By Indira Stewart of rnz.co.nz

Figures released under the Official Information Act have revealed 182 state house tenants and their families were evicted from their homes in Tamaki to make way for a new housing development – while many of those families were re-homed within the community, about 60 of those families moved out.

It comes after a number of Tamaki College students told First Up in May they had been forced from their state homes to make way for a new 7500-strong housing development in Glen Innes.

Students told the programme their parents had been forced to pay more for private rentals in South Auckland and were struggling to meet the extra transport costs to get to school.