3 Dec 2018

Ex-Housing NZ tenant disappointed in payout

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 3 December 2018

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says government agencies are trying to track down the hundreds of people wrongly evicted from Housing New Zealand homes so they can get compensation. Fifty-five people who were kicked out during the flawed meth testing are being paid from Monday, and another 92 have had their claims approved. They've been paid an average of almost $8,000 each. The largest amount paid out so far is $15,000 but Mr Twyford says there is no cap on the amount. He told Morning Report that justice would be done for those who may be owed compensation. Dianne Revill used to be a Housing New Zealand tenant and was twice evicted after meth tests returned positive results. She talks to Guyon Espiner.