slipping in under all the attention paid to the 7pm battles, 60 minutes last night presented one of their best pieces ever.
it focused on the inhabitants of the green acres caravan park in south auckland; those who have nowhere else to go.
the park is an absolute tip, and according to police a cesspit of crime; (mind you a couple of cannabis retail outlets will have them all hysterical and up on their back legs baying that tune).
what came through in the 60 minutes piece was the strong sense of community amongst the parks’ inhabitants, (some of whom have been there ten years); and that within the confines of the park children are safe and watched over by all.
but the strongest message in this piece was that these people have nowhere else to go; and nobody really gives a fuck. (housing new zealand have rehomed some)
but they have to go, power to the site has been cut off and demolition continues apace.
the 60 minutes piece did not editorialise, nor attempt to provide solutions to this problem; but did do a sterling job in bringing a different,disturbing, (yet comforting in the confirmation of human values), reality into our world.