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Housing New Zealand - call off the dogs!

12 November 2012

"Housing New Zealand - call off the dogs!"

Press Release Sue Henry Housing Lobby Spokesperson.

"The latest Housing New Zealand (HNZ) Statement of Corporate Intent 2012 - 2015, quite rightly sets out the statutory obligations which HNZ is required to follow by law."

The Crown Entities Act 2004 stipulates HNZ " must exhibit a sense of social responsibility by having regard to the interests of the community in which it operates."

The principal Housing NZ Corporation Act 1974 also stipulates these very same social responsibility obligations.

On 5 November 2012 the new CEO of the Tamaki Redevelopment Company, Deborah Lawson stated in a letter to the NZ Herald:

'There has been some confusion about the Tamaki Transformation Programme.
It does not include the Northern Glen Innes Housing Redevelopment Project. Housing New Zealand is responsible for this.'

"This is quite correct," continues Sue Henry.

"This means HNZ are bulldozing through policies in total conflict with their legislative statutory duties.

There is no lawful basis for the removal of State houses in Glen Innes North.

Our community is being ripped apart.

On what lawful basis are Police enforcing the removal State houses in Glen Innes North?

The Housing Lobby demands that the unlawful removal of State houses from Glen Innes North cease forthwith, and calls for support from opposition parties for an immediate inquiry into how HNZ has breached its statutory duties."

ENDS

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