Gang links lead to evic­tion

Central Leader - - News -

A woman whose gang mem­ber part­ner was ac­cused of caus­ing trou­ble in the neigh­bour­hood will be evicted from her Hous­ing New Zealand flat to­mor­row.

Nancy James has had her ten­ancy ter­mi­nated at the Jor­dan Ave flat af­ter a Ten­ancy Tri­bunal hear­ing last month.

Hous­ing New Zealand pre­sented nu­mer­ous com­plaints of threats and in­tim­i­da­tion re­gard­ing Ms James’ part­ner, patched Mon­grel Mob mem­ber Ja­cob Wirepa.

The cor­po­ra­tion’s ev­i­dence of com­plaints went back to 2003 and there were also some re­cent com­plaints about the be­hav­iour of two of the cou­ple’s young sons.

Po­lice of­fi­cers also gave ev­i­dence about two in­ci­dents in­volv­ing Mr Wirepa, in­clud­ing one in which the Ea­gle he­li­copter had to make a rare land­ing near the flats to pro­vide backup.

The state house ten- ancy will end at 4pm to­mor­row.

In his writ­ten de­ci­sion, ad­ju­di­ca­tor Steve Gibbs found that the rea­son­able peace, com­fort or pri­vacy of other ten­ants and neigh­bours had been in­ter­fered with.

He con­cluded Ms James had turned a blind eye to Mr Wirepa’s be­hav­iour, ei­ther be­cause she did not be­lieve there was any­thing she could do, or she did not ac­cept he was a prob­lem.

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