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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 24. 28th September 1972

A Discriminating Landlord

page 8

A Discriminating Landlord

62 Elizabeth Street. Mr Naran Parbhu owns this house. He refuses to pay a cent for improvements. His excuse, that he is a poor pensioner. He has just sold one shop and owns another

A Raratongan family have lived here since October. They pay $21 a week. Windows broken in every room except one. No hand basin. Filthy ragged carpets.

Photo of a weatherboard house

Interior photo of the house

"We ask him to fix the windows but he just puts on an angry face and uses long words we can't understan."

Photo of children in a house

Mr and Mrs Taratoa have six children.

Mr and Mrs Roiauri have one and another on the way.

They often get sick.