Housing Minister Phil Twyford has rebutted the opposition over methamphetamine compensation, saying "meth crooks" will not be compensated by Housing NZ.
National leader Simon Bridges appeared on TVNZ1’s Breakfast where he said he was against compensation for those Housing NZ tenants found to have used or produced methamphetamine in their homes.
Mr Twyford released a statement saying compensation will not be given to those convicted of the supply or manufacture of meth.
"Housing NZ has been very clear that those convicted of the supply or manufacture of methamphetamine from a Housing NZ house will not receive compensation," Mr Twyford said in a statement.
"The 800-odd families that will have their costs reimbursed were in homes that tested under Sir Peter Gluckman’s new recommended level."
"Housing NZ has also acknowledged that these people were denied natural justice as there was no baseline testing before the test that led to their evictions."
"The comments by Opposition Leader Simon Bridges today are at odds with his comments in June when he apologised to these tenants for being kicked out of their homes on ‘dud advice’.”