Britton Broun at the Dom Post reports:
The battle to evict three gang-linked women from a Lower Hutt street looks set to go another round despite it already costing Housing New Zealand more than $550,000.
The Court of Appeal said yesterday that Huia Tamaka, Robyn Winther and Billy Taylor must take a different route to have any hope of overturning their eviction from Pomare’s Farmer Cres.
After 18 months and four levels of the legal system, the women will now complain to the Human Rights Commission that they were discriminated against because of their Mongrel Mob partners.
They almost sound victims, but the true victims are:
Information released under the Official Information Act reveals HNZ has spent more than $320,000 on security in the street since the women’s Mob partners allegedly terrorised another woman from Farmer Cres in February 2009.
Though all criminal charges were later dismissed, the state housing body has racked up legal fees of more than $240,000 to get the families out.
The lawyers at least will be happy.