It was his first hot shower in more than a decade. 
Rob Marriner said he stood underneath the water for one hour, until it ran cold. Then he went to sleep for nine hours – the longest he has been able to sleep in years. 
Marriner had been homeless since 1984. For 33 years he roamed the streets of West Auckland.
“I still remember the day I moved out of my home. My father’s abuse drove me out.”
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But he moved into a two-bedroom one-bathroom house in Sunnyvale this week.
His new home has furniture, courtesy of St John New Zealand, and he even has a flatmate. 
But Marriner said living under a roof could be daunting. 
“It’s scary, spooky and strange.”
He said he felt like …
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