The Outrageous Bus Tour was organised by Housing Call to Action and took place in West Auckland as part of the national "Doorways to Community Housing" conference held by Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) in March 2011.
The tour visited several sites including housing projects initiated by CHA members VisionWest, the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust and NZ Housing Foundation.
These clips were directed by Oliver Kraft of Sunyard Productions.
VisionWest Community Trust
In this chapter the tour visits the VisionWest campus. On the campus, they see VisionWest's first emergency house for women and children, training centre for horticulture and floriculture, councelling centre, daycare facility and food bank.
NZ Housing Foundation
In this chapter, the tour visits the West Coast Road Development, a housing development established by NZ Housing Foundation. It was set up to test integrated neighbourhoods and show you can provide good quality, stand alone housing for families at an affordable price.
Western Park Village
In this chapter the tour visits Western Park Village / Ranui Caravan Park in West Auckland. This caravan park is the only emegency housing option for many families in Auckland because everywhere else is full. A lot of the residents didn't feel they were avle to access Housing New Zealand or had been sitting on waiting lists, some for years.
In this chapter the tour visits Pomaria Village, a retirement village VisionWest bought this year. The 11 one bedroom units had been built for older people then purchased when put on the market. There was a fear that they would be lost to the community housing sector, so VisionWest worked with Housing New Zealand, who allowed them to digress slightly from building houses to purchasing these homes.