Following up on our article about Housing NZ / Kainga Ora and Otautahi Community Housing Trust’s responsibilities to tenants, we have become aware that in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act of 2010, Parliament sought to strengthen the requirements of the existing RTA by strengthening an existing requirement that tenants were not allowed to create disturbance… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Non-Residential Neighbours From Harrassment?
This week the government announced the health sector will be reformed by abolishing 20 DHBs replacing them with four entities which are fully controlled by a new bureaucracy, “Health NZ”, based in Wellington. There will not be an elected membership as there currently is for the DHB system. The idea has received at best a… Continue reading Labour Health Sector Restructuring Credulity 
In recent weeks local Christchurch print media have reported a number of cases of tenants in social housing complexes being intimidated by other tenants. Whilst the provision of social housing does involve provision for tenants who may have high and complex needs, there are grounds for concern that social housing is increasingly seen as a… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment