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Overcrowding affecting New Zealand’s Pacific families

Pacific families are still at the bottom end of our country’s housing crisis, being overrepresented in homelessness and emergency housing figures.

One of the symptoms of housing hardship for Pasifika is overcrowding, the knock-on effects having a massive impact on the most vulnerable in the family. Alistar Kata met the Mafi family in South Auckland, where 12 people live in one three-bedroom house.

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