463 days ago

Only six people have paid fines for car window washing in five years

Sapeer Mayron Reporter from Manukau Courier

On the corner of Manukau Station Rd and Great South Rd in south Auckland is a busy intersection flanked by Rainbow’s End on one side, and a residential high-rise on the other.

In the middle of the intersection are two slight men, ducking between cars with a big soapy plastic bottle in one hand and a squeegee brush in the other.

They only have one brush between them – so while one makes the money, the other stops to talk to us.

He’s not keen on being named or photographed, but he does want us to know that window washing on the busy streets of Manukau is his choice.

“I don’t know what freedom is, but this is more freedom,” he said.


This window washer has been working his brush for about two years. Before that, he had a couple of shifts a week at an international mail company.

But doing this, he’s averaging $300 a week, cash-in-hand, and sometimes he really wins – once a man handed him $700, just like that.

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Are you a first home buyer?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hello!
Are you a first home buyer? Is your mortgage going up and up with rising interest rates and you’re now struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost the ability to save any extra cash?

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare a special episode on the interest rate crunch and how it’s affecting Kiwis - we’d love to hear your stories.

Please comment below if you would like to share your story, or email tova@stuff.co.nz. We give you our commitment to treat your experience with sensitivity and care.

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