Bus station transforms into night shelter for the homeless
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New Zealand’s Auckland Transport (AT) has transformed its Manukau bus station into a night shelter for the homeless during winter. The agency worked with the Salvation Army and several churches on the project. The project came to light when the Salvation Army asked for local businesses to open their doors to the homeless after a number or rough sleepers died from the cold last winter. There are 30-50 rough sleepers staying around the Manukau town centre, with another 20-30 in Manurewa. Manukau's bus interchange, which opened in April, catered to around 15 rough sleepers every night. Approximately 50 people in…
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