Aupito William Sio, the new Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice & Labour MP for Mangere since 2008, joined Brian Sagala on Pacific Breakfast this morning.
Aupito says the new government is clear in its mandate on housing and home ownership.
"We've got to restore the core building blocks to ensure that our communities are strong and thriving," says Aupito. "There are people in our communities who at the moment, don't have a house and so we've got to set out a pathway to make it quite clear for our people to get into a home."
His first port of call as Minister was to the Ministry's office where he met with CEO Laulu Mac Leauanae and staff.
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