"I think the Salvation Army feel like they'd like us to go further and faster and I share that impatience," says the Housing Minister.
Housing First says it’s much easier for homeless people to deal with issues like addiction, mental and physical health once they have a safe, warm, stable place to live.
1 NEWS reporter Ryan Boswell spoke to three men who are or were homeless about the reasons they ended up living rough.
Judith Collins said the agency needs to look at the “dopey policy” given the current demand for state housing.
Housing NZ will only lease homes build after 2000, but critics say it’s a ludicrous position in the current housing climate.
Tens of millions of dollars are being spent on those struggling – but not all beneficiaries are following the rules.
1 NEWS first asked for the information in 2016 but was declined by Corrections on the grounds that "it did not exist in a form that could be readily supplied".
Susan Austen was accused of giving the drug pentobarbitone to Annemarie Treadwell in 2016, knowing she would commit suicide.