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Tua joins sleep in cars campaign

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/07/2016

Tua and his wife Helen are organisers of a further #ParkUpForHomes protest © Simon Watts/Getty Images Sport Tua and his wife Helen are organisers of a further #ParkUpForHomes protest More people, including former boxer David Tua, plan to sleep in cars this weekend to highlight the plight of homeless people.

People slept in cars near parliament in Wellington and in Otara in south Auckland last Saturday night.

Tua and his wife Helen are organisers of a further #ParkUpForHomes protest this Saturday in Onehunga, along with Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board member Josephine Bartley.

Tua says he wants protesters to send a clear message to the government that it's time to "deliver a knockout" to our housing crisis and undertake meaningful measures to help the homeless.

"It's every Kiwi's problem. That's why I'm doing it. We are all people and are connected to each other," he says.

It's part of an ongoing campaign, sparked by the first protest in Mangere last month.

The Child Poverty Action Group is supporting the campaign.

An event in West Auckland will be held on July 8.

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