• Housing New Zealand terminated 122 tenancies in the year to June because their homes were contaminated by methemphatemine.

Yesterday, Housing New Zealand (HNZ) said it had evicted just five people because of P contamination.

But according to an official information response last month, that figure counted only those tenants where the agency had to hire a bailiff to take possession of the property.

Another 117 were given 90 days’ notice to leave their property because of P contamination.

HNZ has been criticised for evicting its tenants from homes where it is believed the drug may have been smoked.



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