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“Meth crooks” not being compensated

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister for Housing and Urban Development


24 September 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT


Contrary to claims by the Opposition, “meth crooks” will not be compensated by Housing NZ, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.

“Housing NZ has been very clear that those convicted of the supply or manufacture of methamphetamine from a Housing NZ house will not receive compensation.

“The 800-odd families that will have their costs reimbursed were in homes that tested under Sir Peter Gluckman’s new recommended level.

“Housing NZ has also acknowledged that these people were denied natural justice as there was no baseline testing before the test that led to their evictions.

“The comments by Opposition Leader Simon Bridges today are at odds with his comments in June when he apologised to these tenants for being kicked out of their homes on ‘dud advice’,” Phil Twyford said.


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