Housing NZ says sorry

State housing. Photo / Glenn Jeffrey
State housing. Photo / Glenn Jeffrey

Housing New Zealand has apologised to a tenant who was sent a $3500 bill to remove an extensive garden she had lovingly tended for 10 years.

The woman, 36, moved out of the two-bedroom house in Claudelands, Hamilton, at the end of August and was shocked to get a bill a month later for removing the garden, repairs and cleaning.

Housing New Zealand backed down after a Herald inquiry and waived the bill.

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