Lawyer: Kainga Ora's 'no-evictions' policy needs to end

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Publish Date
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 8:22AM
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Lawyer: Kainga Ora's 'no-evictions' policy needs to end

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 8:22AM

A litigation lawyer says she's been inundated with stories from neighbours of Kainga Ora tenants.  

Associate Housing Minister Poto Williams says she's had discussions with the state housing provider about looking at its process around evictions. 

No state tenants have been kicked out since the start of 2018. 

Lawyer Adina Thorn told Kate Hawkesby the no evictions policy has to end. 

“This isn’t going around, evicting lots of people across New Zealand. It is putting deterrence's in place in state houses where we’ve got anti-social tenants.” 

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