Face of the day

National’s housing spokeswoman Judith Collins says Housing NZ’s move to allow drug-users to remain in Housing NZ homes is “a step too far” and sends the wrong message.

Collins said […] allowing illegal drug users to keep living in taxpayer-funded housing while others are on the waiting list is a step too far.”

Collins said drug users did need access to services to get off drugs but many were not interested in doing so.

“It should be that they get help, or they get out.

“It’s not fair to taxpayers, to those on the waiting list, or to those living next door to these drug users – some of whom are children. This will send completely the wrong signal to them.”

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