Kāinga Ora chief executive responds to frustration over unruly tenants

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 12:46PM
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Kāinga Ora chief executive responds to frustration over unruly tenants

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 12:46PM

There is growing frustration over unruly Kāinga Ora tenants in south Auckland's Papakura and other areas around the country. 

An internal policy at the state rental agency heavily discourages evicting problem tenants. 

It's designed to prevent people being cycled through emergency and transitional housing - at a greater cost to taxpayers. 

Neighbours are reporting noise, illegal parking, dumped rubbish and violence. 

Kerre McIvor spoke to Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman, he says Kāinga Ora is too soft.   

National's Housing Spokesperson Nicola Willis called in to Newstalk ZB, she is hot on the issue, asking questions of the Associate Housing and Public Housing Minister Poto Williams. 

Kāinga Ora Chief Executive Andrew McKenzie joined Kerre McIvor. 

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