Schools can be the heart of their communities. In the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes, schools played a stabilising role not just for students, but for parents and staff as well. Now though, the Government has ripped the hearts out of some of the hardest hit communities.
I write to you to enquire what measures you will take to combat this growing problem to ensure that people do not have to resort to sleeping in their cars, moving house numerous times, or live in cramped and substandard housing. These are just a few examples of the symptoms of a much wider problem which must be addressed urgently.