23 Nov 2021

Kāinga Ora needs to stay in its lane says social service provider

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 23 November 2021

A social service provider wants Kāinga Ora to stay in its lane building houses, and leave tricky social work to the specialists.

Kāinga Ora has not evicted any tenants in the last three years, and the government denies it has a 'no eviction' policy. 

But families have told RNZ they are at their wits' end after months of neighbourhood brawls, property damage, death threats and numerous police call outs. 

Māni Dunlop talks to Kahungūnu whānau services in Wellington's chief executive, Ali Hamlin-Paenga.