P contamination found in HNZC houses

Mar 17, 2016 | News

The new development of 19 houses was built in June last year.

Two tenants have been evicted after tests returned positive for methamphetamine and two more evictions are underway.

In most cases, the tenants were solo mothers with small children, including four toddlers under two.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the high rate of methamphetamine was “particularly distressing”.

“Any situation where methamphetamine use has been found in social housing is unacceptable, but the number of young children in this case makes it particularly distressing,” she said.

Almost 400 Housing New Zealand properties are uninhabitable as a result of P, according to the most recent figures.

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