Spare a thought for Housing NZ as it tries to deal with complaints about neighbours from hell.
It can respond to those complaints by shifting the hellish neighbours.
But that simply creates the hell of litigation. Housing NZ has been trying to evict tenants from a suburb of Lower Hutt, only to be thwarted time and again by time-consuming (and costly) appeals to the courts.
Another consideration, of course, is that in some cases the neighbours from hell are Maori and therefore are regarded as “special” under a United Nations deal which we have signed.
Housing NZ accordingly has cause to be chary as it deals with the complaints from the Bell Block neighbours of a woman convicted of harassing them.
According to the Taranaki News, Housing New Zealand has promised it will find a new home for the neighbour who has been giving them grief.