14 Dec 2021

Police gathered information on crime in emergency housing

From Morning Report, 7:11 am on 14 December 2021

The police have been actively gathering detailed information on rising rates of crime and violence at emergency housing, despite insisting for months they do not "specifically" collect such data.

National says there's been "a campaign of denial", accusing the government of taking a 'see no evil, hear no evil' approach to a growing crisis in New Zealand.

Two Cabinet ministers are also standing by public comments they've made - now brought into serious question with a number of reports and inter-agency communications in the public domain.

Political editor, Jane Patterson, has been covering this story throughout the year and spoke to Susie Ferguson.