Giving her kids the best start to life has never been an easy prospect for Maia*, says Newshub. The Aucklander, now 27, gave birth to her first child when she was just 16. Since then she’s had five more children. For a period of more than two years, Maia’s children were placed in the care of Oranga Tamariki while she received support and worked on herself. Now back in custody of her kids, she is getting a benefit and has launched a business. But the family faces the possibility of uprooting for the sixth time in 18 months, due to Kāinga Ora’s plans to rebuild 2700 state houses.

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