23 Jul 2020

Racist landlords and NZ human rights

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 23 July 2020

A Māori woman missed out on 10 rental properties in Christchurch in two weeks and then she westernised her name, reapplied for the rentals and heard back from three of the landlords. She was told by one of the landlords he didn't want 'her sort' in his property.

Human Rights Commissioner Meng Foon says this is not an isolated incident, and he speaks with Robert Kelly about how people can respond to racism when looking for a home.

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