4 Mar 2009

Eviction notices issued after court appearances

8:59 am on 4 March 2009

Housing New Zealand is evicting five families after disturbances in the suburb of Pomare of Lower Hutt.

Intimidation by Mongrel Mob members forced a woman and her two children to flee the neighbourhood on 1 February.

Nine men are before the Lower Hutt District Court on a variety of charges including burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of cannabis.

Three were remanded in custody on Tuesday on charges of threatening behaviour.

Housing New Zealand on Tuesday served the tenants in Farmer Crescent with 90 day notices.

The notices were issued under the Residential Tenancies Act.

The agency says another 30 tenancies in Pomare are being closely monitored.

Complaints about the family of a tenant in a state house in Auckland have taken over two years to resolve, with the occupants finally moving out of the premises in Range View Road.