The media reported this morning that the continuing saga around the case of three Lower Hutt women looks set to continue in their fight to remain in their state houses, despite the Court of Appeal dismissing their case.
The families were issued an eviction notice from their Pomare homes in March last year, but they say they were discriminated against by Housing New Zealand. A ruling by Judge Justice Wild at the time said nothing could change, and the decision to evict remained.
Todays Court of Appeal ruling has upheld the original Tenancy Tribunal , in favour of Housing New Zealand, however, it also pointed out discrimination is a Bill of Rights issue, and therefore not something the tribunal can even consider.
It’s understood the women will now continue to fight their case through the Human Rights Commission.
The never ending story, Im sure their lawyer Liz Hall (at taxpayers expense) is well shall we say, enjoying the journey.
As I have stated before we could have brought the three houses for them by now with the taxpayers money spent, last years video , shows the total then was $250,000 by just Housing NZ.
When will we get a grip on reality, stop proving a point, clogging up the courts, and wasting my money!
The story goes on.
The three women fighting their eviction from their Housing New Zealand homes in Lower Hutt’s Farmer Cres are seeking leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal. The outcome from this ongoing saga was they were told to quit their HNZ houses by 4 December if they did not appeal. Guess what they appealed yesterday, on the last day to do so, as stated by the Justice Wild.
I continue to strugle with this whole sorry saga, the cost earlier this year was put at $250,000, we have now had 2 further calls to the High Court, and now on we go to the Court of Appeal.
No doubt they are taking the matter as far as they are legally allowed, but fairs fair, the cost of all this, the state could have built 1 and 1/2 houses by now. By the end, possible have given all three families new homes. But they want to live there. GO FIGURE.
As a side note I see that currently Farmer Crescent is also been looked at for redevelopment, and a possible solution is the removal of the housing present, to be replaced by more modern and appropriate accomodation. Harks back to my discussion on my walk around.
Robyn Winther, Huia Tamaka and Billy Taylor were ordered to quit their homes after threats of intimidation and anti-social behaviour related to their Mongrel Mob partners.
They lost an appeal to the High Court and yesterday filed an application to take the case further.
The hearing has been heard and the judge has reserved his decision for the three Lower Hutt families fighting eviction.
Billy Taylor, Huia Tamaka, Robyn Wynther and their children were issued eviction notices from Housing New Zealand in March following a gang-related incident.
The three women have refused to leave their properties in Farmer Crescent Pomare and appeared in court yesterday appealing a decision from the Tenancy Tribunal ordering them out.
Their lawyer Elizabeth Hall says they have been discriminated against because their partners are Mongrel Mob members.
Housing New Zealand lawyer Steve Haszard refutes that, saying the families are being evicted because of their behaviour, not their gang affiliations.