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Lawyer Adina Thorn: Kāinga Ora needs to give an honest answer

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 6:16pm
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Lawyer Adina Thorn: Kāinga Ora needs to give an honest answer

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 6:16pm

A lawyer doesn't believe Kainga Ora is telling the truth about compensation pay-outs. 

The social housing provider won't say how much money its paid people terrorised by unruly state house neighbours. 

It declined an Official Information Act request, saying the total compensation isn't recorded. 

Lawyer Adina Thorn, who's looking into class action for Kainga Ora neighbours told Heather du-Plessis Allan a fair question deserves a fair answer. 

“I mean the numbers probably, in the scheme of what we know now, a relatively small number, but that’s not really the point. I mean it smacks of avoidance, to me, incompetence.” 

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