Why was he not evicted?

The Herald reports:

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man died at a Kāinga Ora housing estate in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert this afternoon. …

In 2020, newsroom.co.nz reported Kāinga Ora had spent $300,000 on security guards to ease concerns about one resident at the housing complex on He Ana Way.

Madness. People need to learn about consequences. Paying $300,000 to protect the neighbours just rewards the person for their behaviour. He should have been evicted long ago.

A person living in the nearby area, who asked not to be named because of fears for their safety, said Kāinga Ora refused to answer their complaints about the ongoing poor behaviour of some tenants living in the complex.

”We had bodyguards here for months,” he said. “There was a lot of smashing but this has been escalating and escalating.”

No-one should have to live like this. Labour’s no-eviction policy should be scrapped asap.

A man who was allegedly involved in the incident has been causing issues in the area for at least a year, witnesses said.

“If they [Kāinga Ora] actually dealt with stuff, it would be a deterrent to others,” one resident said.

Exactly. And maybe someone would still be alive.

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