Rauti heads to High Court
An Auckland beneficiary is taking her fight to remain in her state home of 30 years to the High Court, despite an earlier eviction notice.
Glen Innes resident Niki Rauti has been fighting to stay in her state home since being issued a 90-day eviction notice in October 2016 by housing developer the Tamaki Regeneration Company (TRC).
Rauti’s home is one of 2800 state homes that TRC plans to demolish and replace with 7500 new homes over the next 15 years. TRC is jointly owned by the Government and Auckland Council.
A court date of September 21 has been set and Rauti has been granted a stay of proceedings, meaning TRC will not be able to take eviction action until legal proceedings are finished.
Rauti disputed the first eviction notice in October and took her fight to the Auckland District Court in May in an attempt to appeal a possession order of her home, granted by the Tenancy Tribunal in February.
In June, the Auckland District Court upheld the Tenancy Tribunal’s judgment, giving TRC the legal right to evict Rauti.
However, Rauti and her supporters have taken the matter to the High Court.
Rauti is supported by a government benefit and has lived at her Taniwha St home since 1985.
TRC has offered Rauti a newly built home to move into.