There are many angry stories circulating from people using Government services as those agencies face continued cut backs. If you are a housing NZ tenant or a beneficiary who is sick of being abused, contact us on the confidential tip line and we will do all we can to publicise your mistreatment.
Today we were contacted about an appalling situation created by Housing NZ in Auckland. Here is the story…
Several MONTHS ago, Housing New Zealand did what they laughingly call “repairs” to a fence to the retirement complex where I live. Attached to this fence were the letterboxes to all 33 units. After a matter of days, three of the letterboxes fell off the fence. Some of the elderly residents, with their hunched backs and their arthritis, had to get down on their hands and knees just to retrieve their mail. After many phone calls and many weeks (when we were told that this would “be fixed in fourteen days”), they had not been fixed. This was supposed to be done by a company of contractors called Henshaw’s. Yesterday, three more fell down. One of the pensioners phone up Housing New Zealand to complain at this lack of work and breach of promise. He said, “You need to put a bomb under Henshaw’s bum and get them to do what they said they would.” “I’m sorry, what was that that you said?” “Get Henshaw’s to do what they said they would!” Two minutes later, the pensioner received a phone call from the Housing New Zealand office manger expressing concern that the pensioner had “threatened to blow up Housing New Zealand” and stating that the police had been notified of the terrorist threat. Yes, apparently al Qaeda have now recruited 84-year-old crippled pensioners to manufacture, plant and explode terrorist devices here in Auckland.
…turning their own incompetence into a terrorism threat is intimidating behaviour meant to shut down complaints.
Very ugly behaviour by Housing NZ.