94 days ago

Woman and son slept in car due to black mould in Kāinga Ora home

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours,

Kāinga Ora has admitted it let one of its tenants down after she was forced to live in a car with her young son due to black mould in her home.

The tenant, who has name suppression, took the housing provider to the Tenancy Tribunal, claiming the house she lived in caused both her and her son to become sick.

She said she had no health issues before moving into the house on Harry Ward Place in West Auckland’s Henderson.

During the tenancy, she developed a runny nose, itchy eyes, cough, rash on her arms and legs, impetigo, skin infections and likely upper respiratory infections.

The tenant said her son, who was 3 at the time, was also hospitalised for a respiratory infection.

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TAME Rabbit - (family member tame) FREE

Julie from Glen Eden

Our neighbourhood white rabbit was killed the other day (thinking - by a dog) and left behind a smaller, younger companion. After watching it nudging the bigger rabbit to wake it and then laying beside it, on the road, we picked it up and took it home.

To our surprise, it's extremely tame, friendly and HEAPS of fun.

We cant keep it because our dog wants to hunt it.

We're hoping for a loving home with adults/children willing to spend time with it. It's playful, clean and not a fussy eater. It likes weeds, bread and vegetables.

0275978706
Btw, we have wood fence panels and nails, if you need.

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