7 Jul 2021

Gang members in emergency housing not a huge issue - Sepuloni

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 7 July 2021

Parliament's been told gang members in emergency housing are not a "huge issue" in regional New Zealand.

Ministers have been facing questions about why gang members are allowed into emergency housing, sometimes being placed next to vulnerable whānau and tamariki.

Social Development Ministers Carmel Sepuloni told the House gang members sometimes need urgent housing as well, and they are asked on application if they have affiliations.

Here's our political editor, Jane Patterson.