NZ HOUSINNG CRISIS - FINAL SCRIPT

 

 

 

INTRO

 

Drone shots – maybe start with pretty coastal stuff 49.55 – or, if it works, pull back from “Live the Kiwi Dream” sign (if we can work around the wobble) 1.39.24

MUSIC

Extreme Music

Maybe also push past trees to reveal bucolic generic suburbia (1.12.30) - otherwise also anything from middle class suburbia in Auckland

 

00.14 Please remove Amos shot and use below. Potentially replace it with shot from 00.48 Jacinda hand shake and forehead.

Around the world, many people think of New Zealand as a progressive, egalitarian place.

 

Left-leaning Australians look across the Tasman with envy…

 

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Getty images

 

LIB091019

 

 

FILE JACINDA – IN MAORI FEATHER CLOAK / IN HIJAB / HUGGING PEOPLE

 

 

 

01.19 Jacinda – I am by no means the first woman to multi task.

 

LIB091019 - 0326 Jacinda carrying baby into work.

…at a young, feminist leader with a social conscience, who came to power promising kindness and compassion.

 

00.33

CHANGE SOURCE TO BOTTOM LEFT

Source: The Late Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUPo62ouU84

 

 

 

COLBERT (00.55):

I am also a huge admirer of New Zealand prime minster and I am going to say personal friend Jacinda Ardern. 

 

Amos walking past beds

Homeless shots

Amos Drones shots suggestion

AT THE TOP PLS REPLACE HOMELESS PEOPLE & OSMO SHOTS WITH DRONE SHOTS:

38.15, 1.10.46 - fancy houses

17.46 – big Auckland view

1.20.54 - normal houses

 

 

Then come back to street scene outside AAAP

 

street scenes 1C 01:40:48

 

Then go to shots outside triple AAAP

1C 46:38 or 29:44 Family sitting down

 

 

So you might be surprised to learn that inequality is rife here.

The average house in Auckland now costs over a million NZ dollars and the average rent is almost $600 a week.

 

New Zealand’s housing crisis is pushing its most vulnerable people into desperate situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is about to make things much worse

 

 

RICARDO STRAP

 

 

 

Maybe thought track last line with people outside AAAP because it’s a very tight out

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / 1.34.42):

We hear the Prime Minister and her government talking about governing with kindness and compassion and you know, taking a different approach to the way that we do politics. ---

 

 

But that's kinda just rhetoric when the reality on the ground is incredibly unkind.

 

 

AAAP

 

 

 

EXTREME MUSIC

Clouds Neo Classical 2 VNC002_10

 

Every morning struggling families wait outside the doors of AAAP – seeking help to access emergency grants from New Zealand’s welfare system.

 

 

UPSOT MAORI PRAYER (1C / 5.36)

 

 

MARSHALL (1C / 6.00) Amen.

 

RICARDO:

Let’s get started.

 

 

RICARDO GOES TO OPEN DOOR (1C / 6.55)

 

Ricardo and his team are on the front line of the housing crisis.

 

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / 1.17.51):

Auckland Action Against Poverty is a volunteer led organization that has been operating in Auckland for 10 years now.

 

 

 

RICARDO THOUGHT TRACK (1C / 1.18.00):

We do advocacy with low-income communities who are receiving a benefit, most of them, but also working families to ensure that government agencies, such as Work and Income, provide them with their legal entitlements.

 

KAFA TO PEOPLE WAITING (1C / 7.19):

We've got all the appointments ready now. We've got everyone's names on the board.

 

Kafa (7.37):

So take a seat guys. We will be calling yous one by one ok.

 

 

PEOPLE WALKING IN (1C / 7.47)

 

2.39 The white top ladies face blur has extended over the the man in blue shirts head.

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / 1.17.29):

The majority of people we work with are being squeezed out of the rental market. They can barely afford the weekly rent or maybe homeless.

 

 

 

 

Shalom and Cassandra coming in and sitting down (1C / 8.29)

Auckland’s become one of the most unaffordable cities in the world - ranked just behind Sydney and Melbourne.

 

For many middle class households high rents mean they can’t afford to buy a house - but families like these can’t afford to buy food.

 

 

 

 

RICARDO TO SHALOM (1C / 10.41):

Today you’re here, on top of all those issues, you’re also needing a food grant?

 

02:21 Can’t identify that woman in white top

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / 1.19.36):

The housing crisis in Auckland looks like an ordinary working family on the minimum wage um spending 70% of their income on rent and being left with very little to feed their children and living a couple of pay checks away from homelessness. Um, and this is why so many families are coming week by week to get a top up because they just cannot afford to cover those basic costs.

 

 

KAFA AT WHITEBOARD (1C / 17.03):

Is there a Tasi out there?  No Tasi?  OK, Otolose.

 

IN Vision if poss

 

KAFA INTERVIEW (8C / 2.15.34):

I'm Kafa Momaya. I am a AAAP advocate. I'm here to help the people.

 

 

KAFA (1C / 17.31):

So what are you needing help with today?

 

OTOLOSE:

Food and petrol.

1C

Amos (22:25):

So how much money do you have left when you pay your rent, your bills?

Otalose (22:30):

Just a hundred.

Amos (22:31):

A hundred dollars a week for everything else - food, and baby, and what else have you.

Kafa (22:35):

That's not even enough to be honest.

Otalose (22:39):

No it's not.

 

 

 

People on benefits like Otolose can get emergency grants from WINZ, Work and Income New Zealand, but these need to be repaid, creating a debt trap.

 

 

KAFA (1C / 19.22):

Is your payments to WINZ, is it high or anything? Have you paid over $40 or anything?

 

OTALOSE:

Oh yeah $60.

 

KAFA:

$60 is too much.

 

 

KAFA OLAY FOR A BIT then come to her in vision. She does a lot of head shaking. Anything of her just sitting still.

 

AMOS (8C / 2.20.53):

You said you came to work for AAAP partly because you knew what it was like to struggle. What, what did you know about struggle?

 

KAFA INTERVIEW (8C / 2.28.31):

Oh, I have been homeless in the past though. I've stayed in the car,

 /for two weeks. Yes. Until I got into a boarding house.

 

AMOS (8C / 2.28.43):

What's that like?

 

KAFA INTERVIEW (8C / 2.29.54):

Wasn't good. That's all I could say. It didn't feel good. It wasn't a safe environment be in, um, being homeless, not a safe place to be at all. And it's cold. It was cold being out there.

 

 

Vulnerable families are struggling to keep a roof over their head and a record 14,000 households are now on the waiting list for public housing.

 

NAT Walking up to see KAFA (1C 49.09)

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / 1.23.00ish):

The reality is, is that this government is not putting enough resources to even house half the families on the waiting list over the next four years. We're accepting that over 8,000 families are gonna go without a safe place to call home.

 

 

 

KAFA (1C / 49.15):

So, we dealt with you because you were homeless, ay?

 

 

KAFA IN MEETING (1C / 51.38):

They've given you a place to stay but there's no furniture. Where you supposed to sleep?

 

 

Yesterday, this man was facing a night on the streets, until AAAP helped him access emergency housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe end on Nat leaving1C / 1.03.09

RICARDO INTERVIEW (1C / (1.27.05): We're barely coping with the number of people that are coming to our doors needing help.

 

(1.26.38) You know, we've got a Labour-led government that is not committed to lifting benefits, that is not committed on building enough public housing. And what does that tell our families out there?

 

 

POLITICS (1)

 

 

MUSIC

 

https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/today-is-tomorrow-2_61655

 

DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH footage? Can use one establisher drone and then move to crap houses.

05:33 POSS extend lovely drone to help cover extra VO

 

or Amos Suggestions

 

Track back from city skyline 46.16

Tilt from suburb to skyline 9.54

 

State housing Breath.

 

O2 12.30 16.45 anything tracking that is useable and looks bad repair.

2D with kapurs 37:75

37:36

3D 10:14

 

 

Last week, the government agreed to increase most benefits by $25 a week as part of its Covid-19 support package.

 

But last year it ignored an expert report recommending that benefits be increased by almost 50%while spending $41 million on emergency accommodation in motels.

 

01.26 on this clip USE VISION of bags and motel room.

IMP 050320 Motels making million_SBS_ID_8353774.mxf

 

Housing people in Motels was supposed to be a short term solution for the ballooning wait list for housing a way to stop people from sleeping in their cars or in the street

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foo5wpIHBlU&t=9s

 

 

00.24 – No vancancy sign motel over crowded room.

 

Cover some of the next new piece with above images.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7A7jAeHqgE

 

 

04.40 UN – In a rich country like new Zealand it should be possible to create the conditions were everybody has access to a decent home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News reader 00.00 10s of thousands are homeless in this country so the government is pumping nearly 200 million dollars into helping them get a roof over their head

 

06:24

Source: NZ Labour Party

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_kycR6u0Tg – Campaign images

NZ’s not the only country in the grip of a housing crisis, but it’s had real political consequences here.

 

Source: NZ Labour Party

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCd2x07Kd_Q

JACINDA ARDERN AD (00.06):

One of Labour’s key policies is fixing the housing crisis.

Source: NZ Labour Party

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_kycR6u0Tg – Campaign images

Public concern about housing affordability helped elect Jacinda Ardern.

 

Source: NZ Labour Party

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCd2x07Kd_Q

JACINDA ARDERN AD (00.18):

We’ll build 100,000 starter homes for first home buyers over 10 years.

 

Source: NZ Labour Party

 

Official Kiwibuild ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ekWBGVGsdI

With its flagship Kiwibuild program, the government promised to flood the market with affordable housing – but there were problems from the start.

 

07:15 no source need

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qPgX8Fg_0

 

07:19 Top right

Source: Newshub Nation

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2019/03/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-admits-fixing-housing-crisis-not-easy.html

 

 

NEWS ANCHOR (00.00):

Only 258 houses have been built so fair under the scheme

 

 

JACINDA (06.14):

Yes kiwi build isn’t happening at the pace we want, I’ve acknowledge some of the issues we faced.

 

CONSTRUCTION SHOTS

No Music over this VO

 

 

Drone shots – construction –1.25.14 good opening, also 1.30.47, 1.19.05, 1.54.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALT:

BUT IT’S NOT AS THOUGH THE GOVT’S BEEN SITTING ON ITS HANDS

 

AUCKLAND IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOUSING BOOM, THANKS TO NEW POLICIES encouraging development.

 

AND THE GOVT FULFILLED A PROMISE BY BANNING MANY FOREIGNERS FROM BUYING EXISTING HOMES.

 

But it’s those most in need, who are still being left behind

 

Jacinda Breath shots from mission

 

TVNZ Mission

17:15:10 Walking into press conference

17:27:53 Greet at the mission

 

There are now an estimated 41,000 homeless in New Zealand –

 

JACINDA (TVNZ MISSION / 05:05):
We knew right from the beginning that New Zealand had a staggering homelessness issue. We were up there with the, amongst the worst the OECD, not a thing that people know our affluent country for.

 

Amos in the city with homeless people (2D / 9.11 onwards and 2O / 35.11 onwards)

 

 

MUSIC

 

Those on the street are just the tip of the ice berg.

 

 

THE OVERCROWDED FAMILY

 

 

 

 

KAFA DRIVING (2D / 29.27):

I’m taking you to see Vika, an old friend of mine, because of her living situation.

 

(29.40) Her and her children and her partner, their house is overcrowded.  And her and her partner sleep in the lounge.

 

 

70% of the homeless population live in overcrowded houses, like the one Kafa wants to show me.

 

 

Pulling up outside Vika’s house

AMOS (2D / 31.47):

This is it?

 

KAFA:

Yep, this is her house right there.

 

Kafa leads Amos up the garden path… (1O / 18.21)

They’re called the invisible homeless – people camping out in living rooms or garages because of a lack of space. 

 

5C VIKAS HOUSE MULTICAM / 35.44

KAFA KNOCKS (1O / 18.58)

 

Try to place VO right after doorknock – I want to cut messy biscuits bit by bringing up next upsot while I’m still walking (but you can’t see my mouth) in shot above, then cutting to handshake – instead, if you prefer, maybe put second part of VO after handshake over line in italics…

They’re far more likely to be Maori and Pacific Islanders, and it turns out they really are invisible.

 

5C VIKAS HOUSE MULTICAM / 35.59

AMOS (1O / 19.15):

Nice to meet you, I’m Amos.  Thanks for letting us come film you in your home.  I hear there’s a lot of people living here.

 

VIKA:

There’s 8 of us.

 

AMOS:

8!  But there’s only you home at the moment?

 

VIKA:

They all went and hide.

 

AMOS:

They all ran and hide? 

 

VIKA:

They don’t want to be in the camera.

 

Amos: Seriously there is a room with 8 people in it hiding.

View from backdoor (5C / 43.11)

 

NEED TO BLUR FACES OF EVERYONE BUT VIKA

 

MUSIC

 

Kids come inside and sit on couch (5C / 45.09)

 

Pan from Kafa to mum and kid (39.11)

 

Dad cooking (6C / 38.43 onwards)

 

53.24 kid walks past another

Vika’s partner and six kids eventually come out of hiding – but only when we agree to blur their faces. 

 

Shyness isn’t the problem - it’s shame at the way they live.

 

Eight people squeezed into a small public house, with mum and dad forced to sleep in the lounge

 

DAUGHTER (5C / 1.02.37):

There's um, judgmental people nowadays, so we don't like bringing people over and when people come over we hide so that they don't know that we stay here. Yeah.

 

AMOS:

Are you just talking about me? Or other people as well?

 

DAUGHTER:

Like this is normal, ay mum?

 

 

VIKA (5C / 1.02.58):

That’s just normal for them. When people come see, they run and hide in the room. Not just you, it's just them. Even the church people, they come and knock on the door, they run and hide.  Because of the situation of the house I think.

 

 

KAFA (5C / 1.05.46):

First time I've seen yous all out.

 

AMOS:

Really they hide from you too?

 

One more shot to breath

Need to see Kaffa.

KAFA (45.23):

They’re big kids.  They do need their own rooms, you know, look at them. They're giants.......for teenagers, oh, and they do need their own space now.

 

10:15 Blur dad

10:20 Blur kids

10:22 need to blur pic on the key or add another CA

Dad on phone (1.19.16)

 

3 sets of feet (1.20.19)

 

Extra shots for coverage if you need

O2 22:56

O2 28:08

O2 29:33

During a coronavirus pandemic, overcrowding will pose a serious risk to public health, but there’s little hope of a short-term fix.

 

Vika’s been on the waiting list for a larger house for 3 years.

 

 

 

AMOS:

Do any of you have ambitions or dreams when it comes to a home?

SON (01:16:42):

Um, to own a house.

 

AMOS (01:17:05):

Why would that mean so much to you?

 

SON (1:17:08):

Um, just feel like you can have like bring your family over, bring whoever you want. You know, you didn't need to like worry about everything else.

 

- You don't have to hide.

 

SON:

Yeah. It's just your own property that you own that you can do whatever you want with.

 

 

 

Ext house, lights out (1.20.40)

But home ownership has been declining in NZ for years.

 

Most Kiwis need to tough it out in the rental market, where the landlord is king.

 

 

THE LANDLORD

 

 

Peter Lewis loading trailer with stuff (start of 3C)

 

MUSIC

 

https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/break-of-day_68031

Thought track

 

 

11.43 Blur peters licence plate

SYNCH

 

PETER LEWIS INTERVIEW (4C / 00.41):

My name is Peter Lewis. I'm a full time residential landlord.

 

LOADING TRAILER CONT

 

 

 

 

 

Driving off (9.19 & 10.03)

 

 

 

 

 

SYNCH

PETER LEWIS INTERVIEW (4C / 9.41):

I set out /

 to buy one house per year. That was my initial plan.

 

(9.10) My goal was to have a sufficient income that I could afford to do, within reason, what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.

 

AMOS:

And have you achieved that goal?

 

PETER:

I have achieved that now.

 

DRIVING

Poss Go pro of Amos and peter driving.

1D 26.28 ext of peter driving

AMOS (1D / 1.53.36):

What do people think of landlords in the middle of a property crisis?

 

PETER (1.55.22):

Most people dislike landlords.

 

(1.55.39) The image of any landlord is someone who dresses like a monopoly man, drives around in a rolls Royce with a riding crop in hand and throwing widows and orphans out into the snow, which of course is ridiculous because any sensible landlord does not get rid of a tenant unless he's got a really, really good reason.

 

12:38 Blur plates

ARRIVING AT PROPERTY (1D / 1.30.46)

 

 

 

Tracking behind us before we start talking (1O / 1.25.42)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WS walking up to house (O1 / 1.27.22)

AMOS IN DRIVEWAY (3C PETER HOUSE MULTICAM / 29.04):

And you own one of these places or…?

 

PETER IN DRIVEWAY:

The one on the left,

 

AMOS:

Was this the first place that you…?

 

PETER:

The one on the left was the first place, then I bought the one on the right.

 

AMOS:

You own this one too?

 

PETER:

Yeah.  Then I bought the one at the back on the left. Then I bought this one here on the right. Then I bought that one there on the left.

 

AMOS:

Hang on, so how many houses do you have in this one block?

 

PETER:

Five.

 

AMOS:

Five places? Wow. You must like this neighbourhood.

 

PETER:

Yes I do. Um, and it's also handy because then I can come and fix the tip of one place and paint a window and another and go and hang a curtain in another one and have to restart the car each time.

 

[EDIT]

 

AMOS (29.51):

It's very practical.

 

 

ENTERING FIRST HOUSE (1O / 1.27.46)

 

 

Peter putting up curtains (3C / 36.33 onwards)

Unlike most investors, Peter hasn’t bought property for the capital gains.

 

He wants to make a good living off the rental income – and that means he does everything himself

 

AMOS (3C / 39.56):

You must have to really be a jack-of-all-trades?

 

PETER WITH CURTAINS:

Well you can get people to do it but of course each of them would charge you $100 travelling time

 

Peter leaving (3C / 51.12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter going to second property (51.25)

 

 

 

 

SYNCH

4C

Amos (00:19:51): 

As property prices have gone up and as rents have gone up, have you also noticed an increased interest, desperation among renters looking for properties competition?

 

PETER INTERVIEW (4C / 20.44):

What I have noted of course is that the tenants I do have are now tending just to stay a lot longer than they used to.

 

AMOS (21.17):

Because there are less options out there for them if they chose to leave?

 

PETER:

Yes. It's probably more difficult for them to find another property.

 

Arriving 2nd property (3C / 51.35)

MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter going round property BREATH

PETER (3C / 52.25):

Hi there. Right, what we're going to do is our normal property inspection which is required by the insurance. So it's just a matter of wondering around, checking if everything is okay.

 

 

Peter Sot

MATCHING TIMECODES ON 1D TENANT MULTICAM

 

Thought track with Peter doing inspection

 

14:33

STRAP?????

ROSE

Tenant

AMOS (1D / 1.36.19):

So what's Peter like as a landlord?

 

ROSE (1.36.23):

Peter, he's actually good. Like compared to my last landlord Peter is onto it as, he always keeps us included with everything that's happening. His communication is great.

 

 

PETER UPSOT (3C / 54.37):

Power points are all OK

 

Family in lounge (58.44)

 

Peter measuring damp on carpet (57.20)

 

CU tool (57.44)

 

 

SYNCH

 

 

 

AMOS:

He seems super thorough.

 

ROSE:

Yeah.  That's good.

 

AMOS:

You like the attention to detail?

 

ROSE:

Yeah. Yeah.

 

Maybe cover head with Peter taking water temperature (3C / 56.28)

PETER INSPECTION (3C / 56.40):

Yeah, 52.2. So that's the same as last time which means nothing's got worse. 

 

 

Hold shot from above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut btw 1D and 1O

AMOS (1D / 1.36.58):

What a, you've had like other experiences with landlords that are different?

 

ROSE:

So this is the second place that we've rented, but before this we used to rent a garage for $450 a week

 

[EDIT]

 

 

AMOS:

You rented a garage. What? To store things in?

 

ROSE:

No, to live in.

 

- You lived in a garage, a $450 a week garage.

 

ROSE:

Yes.

 

- What happened there? That was like all you guys could find?

 

ROSE:

Yeah, we were desperate at the time and nobody would take us on.

 

- How long ago was this?

 

ROSE:

That a year ago. Stayed there for about two years.

 

- So this is you, your partner, your kids, girls.

 

ROSE:

Yeah.

 

- Four of you living in a garage.

 

ROSE (1.37.44):

Yep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 shots of grab.

Listening shot from Rose might work better.

1D 01:44:31

O1 01:54:24

two shot

 

AMOS (1D / 1.38.17):

Oh my God. Yeah.

 

(1.38.31) Must've been cold in winter.

 

ROSE:

Yeah. And cause they had like makeshift windows in there, but they were like heaps of gaps. So every time it rain the water would come through.

 

01:40:56

A – I just can’t get over that you lived in a garage for two years.

 

 

 

Peter inspection 3C 55.50

 

AS NEW ZEALAND ENTERS A LOCKDOWN IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19 THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED A RENT FREEZE.

 

BUT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC -  SOME LANDLORDS WERE CLEARLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HOUSING CRISIS  -  GIVING ALL OF THEM A BAD NAME

 

4C

(42.29) We are unacknowledged, we're unappreciated and we're vilified. And as I said to someone the other day, if you really want to be hated in New Zealand, say you're an Auckland landlord.

 

 

 

Checking toilet (1.02.05)

But Peter has a plan to help tenants gain more rental security – offering a 10-year lease.

 

It would give tenants the freedom to do what they want with their home – but don’t expect landlords to replace the curtains and fix the sink.

 

 

PETER INSPECTION (1.05.40):

Right, I’ll just have a wander round the outside.

 

 

 

Looking at outside of house (1.06.39)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER (4C / 53.05):

The landlord would provide the shell of the building and be responsible for the outside maintenance. The tenant would basically rent a property that had the floor, the walls, and the ceiling. They'll put in their own flooring, put in their own light fittings. They would do their own wall decoration, they would put in their own cabinets.

 

AMOS:

And this is the model that they have in places like Germany and Scandinavia.

 

PETER:

That's right. And then that would allow them to keep pets because of the pet damage the floor. They wouldn't care because it's the tenant's floor.

 

Or just continue interview, using reverse of me

UPSOT INSPECTION (1.07.38):

Rubbish is OK, lawns OK, garden’s OK.

 

 

 

 

PETER INTERVIEW (4C / 55.23):

And that is an option I would like to see. And I think it would make a big difference to the housing market.

 

 

 

PETER (1D / 1.11.48):

Okay well I'm very happy as usual with the condition of the property.

 

ROSE:

Thank you

 

(1.13.17) Okay, thank you.

 

ROSE:

It's alright. Have a good day.

 

PETER:

Bye bye.

 

PETER LEAVING AND DRIVING OFF (1D / 2.00.17) – or cutaways home 1.13.57 & 1.13.46

PETER INTERVIEW (4C / 55.09):

As it turns out, my tenants are secure now, but I'm not gonna live forever. And when I die, they're gonna be looking for a new home.

 

 

 

POLITICS (2)

 

 

 

MUSIC

 

1D 24.30 extra sold sign

 

ANY PICS IN WITH A SOLD SIGN UP?

 

SOLD and for sale Property signs  

 

Use For Sale signs later (see next page) – replace with drone of new housing development – 1.31.12 (this one shot should hold up OK)

 

 

But there’s little political appetite for any significant reforms to the housing market…

 

https://tinyurl.com/ttdqn4z

 

JACINDA PRESS CONFERENCE:

Today I am announcing that the coalition government has ruled out implementing a capital gains tax.

 

OSMO 1 02:25:55

Tracking of empty building site

 

Like Kiwibuild, this was another reluctantly-broken promise for Jacinda Ardern.

 

CHANGE to Bottom left as runs over his head.

Source: Newshub Nation

https://tinyurl.com/u3qrsuu

 

 

 

05:34 JACINDA TV INTERVIEW:

This was an issue that we just couldn't form consensus on. But I also had to acknowledge it was also an issue that Labour had campaigned on for multiple elections, and we just hadn't been able to succeed.

 

17:36 I think we have used that shot before. Please ditch.

 

Rest of drone is nice

 

Start with 1.12.11 – then top shot & WS Auckland – lose jerky suburban shot and maybe replace with 49.44

This is an election year, and when it comes to the provision of housing, the government doesn’t have a lot to boast about - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods turned down our repeated interview requests.

 

 

DRONE

 

 

 

 

Shamubeel in Vision

Strap

 

 

AMOS (2C / 18.43):

New Zealand goes to the polls again this year. Do you think the government's gonna pay a political price for its failure to do more?

 

SHAMUBEEL:

I think the government is already paying a price in its polling when it comes to a lack of delivery

AMOS NODDY COVER

 

Shamubeel in vision

 

STRAP Change spelling of last name

SHAMUBEEL EAQUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

POVERTY SHOTS

Shamubeel (00:01:47):

The crisis is pretty bad in New Zealand. So if you think about our house prices in places like Auckland, they're nearly 10 times the average household income.

 

/ we will see continued pressure at the bottom end of the housing market in social homelessness and we're not going to act because there is just so much inertia built into the system and the political pressures are just simply too big to overcome quickly.

 

Go to drone that you used below in shamubeel section I love that road shot!

 

VO The winners are the people who are already on the property ladder but for young people this crisis will play out for years to com.

COME BACK TO SHAMUBEEL IN VISION FOR THIS GRAB

 

SHAMUBEEL INTERVIEW (2C / 9.23): 

New Zealanders believe in home ownership as kind of one of those rites of passage.

/ it's seen as something that makes you an adult, a fully functioning member of society. So when you don't reach it, they've… You've got this sort of sense of being disconnected or not achieving being a failure.

 

 

 

 

Replace drone shot of Kaitaia with drone shot of whare ora housing like 1.51.18

Coming up

LEONIE

I told her that we were going to live in a tent with our kids.

The man who mortgaged his own home to fund a unique solution for desperate families

 

Change grab to this.

RICKY ENTERS KITCHEN (8C / 1.37.14):

You have to have an ability to look beyond all of this.  To see what it can look like, whether it’s a house, Or whether it’s people’s futures. 

 


 

OUTSIDE AUCKLAND

 

Amos driving (2O / 54.50)

 

Start with drone crane up as I drive past camera D / 54.27

 

Try to avoid the pan in the shot of me driving

MUSIC

https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/into-the-drive_1010295

 

Auckland is ground zero for NZ’s housing crisis – but Northland is New Zealand’s fastest growing province

 

Welcome to Northland sign 2D 38:20

 

 

MUSIC

 

If not used in opening, maybe

model house with “Live the Kiwi Dream” sign (2D / 15.48) – possibly drone shot driving past it 1.39.51 or 1.41.17

 

…with many Aucklanders, often Maori, moving here in search of more affordable housing.

 

Drone shot driving in countryside – 54.27

 

 

MUSIC

 

Kaitaia drone tilt reveal – 48.07

 

 

That’s pushed up prices in Kaitaia, a small town in one of the country’s most deprived regions.

 

Kaitaia GVs (2D / 16.29 onwards & 27.58 onwards & 6C / 2.13.00 onwards & 3D / 00.00.00 onwards)

 

Cut down end of drone shot to include Kaitaia sign (6C / 2.17.19), car wipe to Chinese restaurant (6C / 2.16.01

 

MUSIC

 

Replace shot of painted house with man on mailbox (6C / 2.17.52) and dad playing video game with kids (6C / 2.22.43) and boys doing gang signs (6C / 2.15.35)

 

 

 

RICKY IN VISION

 

 

Add this - super poor family eating on street (6C / 2.23.18

 

 

O2 02:09:37 Tracking past social housing in not good condition. Caravans outside

O2 02:11:37

 

RICKY INTERVIEW (6C / 1.02.46):

It's very much a reversal of the 1960s urban drift where /

 

 

 

 

 

 95% of all Maori lived in the rural areas and moved down to the cities. We're seeing a reverse of that today in 2020.

 

(1.00.08) There are no private rentals available.

 

(1.00.40) So many of the families are living in makeshift cabins, buses, cattle sheds, lean-tos and overcrowd living conditions and it’s going to get worse.

 

 

MUSIC

 

Better drone shot revealing the suburb

 

 

Ricky on GoPro

 

 

Tracking shots of houses (2O / 1.49.18 onwards & 1.51.48 onwards)

 

 

RICKY DRIVING (MULTICAM / 3.53 & 2G / 10.36.43):

So kia ora and welcome to Whare Ora. This is a gateway into the property.

 

(2G / 10.35.26) We bought 50 acres of land up here from a local farmer.  Turned it into medium density housing.

 

(10.37.24) these are the homes that were initially designated to be, uh, demolished and landfilled.

 

 

Maori community leader Ricky Houghton mortgaged his own house to buy this land in the hope of giving his community a new lease on life.

 

He then found abandoned and derelict PUBLIC houses in Auckland and trucked them up here.

 

 

AMOS IN CAR (6.10):

And this was just farmland before.

 

RICKY:

This was just barren farmland

 

AMOS:

You’ve created your own little suburb.

 

- Yeah.

 

 

AMOS WALKING (2O / 1.36.36):

They look pretty shabby now.

 

RICKY WALKING:

Yeah they’ve been sitting in Auckland and school holidays and you get a lot of young people go in there and kick holes in walls and they steal the copper spouting off these houses.

 

Shot above and Amos and Ricky walking into derelict home (O2 / 1.41.07)

 

Ricky has a bold and unconventional plan for addressing the housing crisis up here.

 

 

 

RICKY GREETS UDU (8C / 31.36)

Kia ora Udu

 

The first step involves recycling the homes, and making them habitable again.

 

 

RICKY IN HOUSE (8C / 31.47):

It’s looking good, Udu.  It’s looking a lot better than what it was.

 

 

RICKY ENTERS KITCHEN (8C / 1.37.14):

You have to have an ability to look beyond all of this.  To see what it can look like, whether it’s a house, Or whether it’s people’s futures.  You have to be able to see the goodness in everything.

 

 

UDU WORKING (8C / 1.52.26 onwards)

 

 

RICKY IN HOUSE (8C / 1.30.50):     

Udu is not just a builder, although that’s his skill, but that’s not how I know him. 

 

(1.31.30) I know Udu because Udu got a house from the trust.

 

 

UDU:

We had nothing (1.32.20) and Ricky gave us a chance and now he’s giving us a home.  Put a roof over our heads, and I’m very grateful for that. 

 

Udu working on house (1.52.26 onwards)

 

Ricky leaving (8C / 1.43.24)

The second step of Ricky’s plan involves housing families, but it’s about more than just putting a roof over their heads.

 

Lawnmower (8C / 1.49.47)

Have lawnmower come into shot

 

MUSIC

Man taking down laundry (1.50.53)

 

Kids on lawn (2O / 1.29.49)

 

Woman hanging laundry (2O / 1.59.20)

 

Mail delivered (8C / 1.48.28)

 

More drone shots of property?

 

Ultimately, the goal is to take people who are homeless, and turn them into homeowners WITHIN JUST 14 YEARS.

Families here pay $275 a week, most of which goes towards paying off the $160,000 cost of their house.

Ricky hopes this is just the beginning – he wants to turn around a historic decline in Maori home ownership

 

 

Leonie and Udu taking washing outside to line (7C / 7.17) – or go straight to hanging up washing

 

MUSIC

 

Keep drone reveal shot over edit then come to Ricky in vision

 

RICKY INTERVIEW (6C / 58.33):

Our mission is assisting families

 

(1.18.51) to move from state housing dependence to housing independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMOS (7C / 9.47):

What did you guys think the first time you saw this place?

 

LEONIE HANGING LAUNDRY (7C / 10.29):

We were excited. ‘cause it’s a dream for everybody.

 

- Having a house?

 

Having a home. 

 

To own.

 

AMOS:

What was your situation before you moved here? 

 

LEONIE(11.10):

We were living from house to house.  With our suitcases. 

 

Leonie and Udu carrying washing inside (7C / 12.19)

 

Kids playing outside (2O / 1.10.00)

MUSIC WATERS EDGE

https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/waters-edge_96343

 

Leonie and Udu, who’s originally from Papua New Guinea, tried making a go of it in Australia - but came back with their two kids when it didn’t work out.

 

 

 

AMOS:

How did you find yourself in trouble when you came back?

 

LEONIE FOLDING WASHING:

There was a lack of rentals here (14.45)

 

(16.33) Looking for somewhere to live was pretty stressful, with 2 young kids in tow.

 

- Why?

 

LEONIE:

No one wanted to rent to a couple with a 2 and a 3 year old probably. 

 

 

Udu folding laundry (16.57) – pans to Leonie in next grab

They applied for emergency accommodation with a social worker at Ricky’s NGO / TRUST

 

 

LEONIE FOLDING LAUNDRY (6C / 17.05):

And she put us down on a waitlist.  And asked us what we were going to do if we didn’t have anywhere to go and I told her that we were going to live in a tent with our kids.

 

 

LITTLE BOY ARRIVES (7C / 21.19)

 

 

Little girl arrives (22.40)

 

Trip to garden with kids (7C / 24.03 onwards) OR preparing dinner (3.50 onwards)

 

 

They were given emergency accommodation and the opportunity to join a home ownership programme – learning about what it takes to own your own house.

 

This is still folding laundry – thought track all with trip to garden with kids or them preparing dinner

LEONIE (7C / 19.32):

The reality of home ownership is that if something breaks, you have to fix it.  And you learn all about that.  You learn about insurances, interest rates, what’s a good rate.  How to spend your money.

 

 

Here at Whare Ora everyone signs up to strict rules – no alcohol, drugs or violence.

 

Sot:

Udu - We are living the dream

L - Country living

 

Intercut interview with story time – and tighten when thought tracked  

 

STAY IN IV

QUESTION (7C / 42.07):

How’s the way you’re bringing up your kids here different to the way you were brought up?

 

LEONIE INTERVIEW:

They’re not brought up around alcohol, violence

Um yeah they are not bought up around any of that.

Amos – That was your childhood

Leonie – Yes it was

I used to watch my mum get hidings, and jump in and save her,

 

Meal scene

 

KIDS OUTSIDE GV’s

 

44.41) I didn’t want my children to be scared in their own home.

 

AMOS (6C / 46.19):

What does this home mean to you when you’ve grown up like that?

 

LEONIE:

It means everything.  To have security, it’s a place that my children will run to, anyone in my family, and not from.

 

Q / You ran away from your home but you know your children will never have to run away from this one.

 

LEONIE:

Yeah (lovely smile – and then almost crying)

 

 

7C 54:33 ADD WIDE SHOT OF leone and Udu talking

 

 

and then GVs housing at dusk eg 54.55, 54.33, 55.08, 55.21

 

 

Ext (8C / 2.09.35)

BRING MUSIC UP OVER SHOT OF DERILICT HOUSE

MUSIC

 

Café (8C / 2.01.45)

 

Ricky walks past camera on deck (8C / 2.08.09)

 

Feeding homeless (6C / 2.08.37)

Ricky’s dream has come a long way since he mortgaged his house - the He Korowai Trust now employs 27 staff with assets of over $6 million

 

RICKY ARRIVES AT MEETING (8C / 37.01):

Good morning.

 

 

Someone else arrives (37.20)

Although he’s now got government backing, Ricky says he’s still hamstrung by bureaucracy and a lack of funds.

 

 

MAORI PRAYER (8C / 39.34)

 

RICKY INTERVIEW (6C / 1.16.38):

Maori are not proud to be amongst the poorest, the most homeless people in such a beautiful prosperous land that was sort of bequeathed to us from our ancestors. In fact, I know if they came back today and looked at the housing situation, they would say, what the heck did you do? I left you with the best of everything.

 

 

SONG AT MORNING MEETING (8C / 40.21)

 

 

RICKY INTERVIEW (8C / 1.06.35):

I've asked the government and prime minister to declare a state of emergency for Northland housing.

 

(1.00.07) I've told the government that I can fix it completely for 11 million dollars. I will fix it. I will put 500 houses in Northland for 11 million bucks. And it's as simple as that.

 

AMOS (1.00.41):

And what did they say?

 

RICKY:

They're silent, it's silence. The silence is almost deafening.

29:17 Try ending on drone

1.45.05 or 1.51.33

SONG ENDS (8C / 42.21)

 

 

NEXT WEEK ON DATELINE, AS CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

 

WE MEET THE HEROES TRYING TO PROTECT THOUSANDS OF LA'S HOMELESS.....AND STAY TUNED NOW FOR THE FEED

 

 

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