A car or garage is not a home.
Everyone deserves a home and every child deserves a warm, dry and safe environment to grow up in. The housing situation for many children and families is an ongoing concern for CPAG, particlarly those living in cars or garages for often long periods of time.
#Parkupforhomes is an inititive started by a small group of friends based in Mangere, who decided that it is time to rally together to show solidarity with those who, through circumstances currently beyond their control, are facing winter living in a car or garage. The family friendly protests are proudly supported by CPAG.
For more information about the event or to organise a #Parkup in your locality, email
Stand with us and the Mangere community to show your support for those facing winter living in a car or garage.
Bring your kids, bring your aunty, bring your blanky: This will be a safe, alcohol free, FAMILY-FRIENDLY event with music, a sausage sizzle and hot porridge at dawn.
Location: Mangere Town Centre. Start time 6pm.
Funds raised through this event will go to Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, a South Auckland-based organisation that offers a range of housing services to support low-income families.
Donations can be made direct to 38-9003-0066858-09. Please use PARKUPMANGERE as a reference.
Join the #parkupforhomes Facebook event page and watch for updates on Twitter!
#Parkup Latest News
In the height of winter, as wind lashes and rain pours, the #ParkUpForHomes movement is going to extra lengths to show that it is not tolerable for whānau to be braving this kind of weather without adequate housing to keep them safe and warm. Stoic supporters will be parking up overnight in Hamilton and Napier this coming Saturday, July 23 to show solidarity with those for whom living this way has become an appalling reality.
#Parkup: Mangere location
The location for Parkup: Mangere has been announced as the Mangere Town Centre carpark. Be there at 6pm for family fun and entertainment, and tell our Government it's time for real improvements to the housing situation, for those who need it the most. All our tamariki all belong to this Aotearoa-New Zealand, and it's a Government responsibilty to ensure that they ALL have the same access to warm, safe housing, at all times.