Couple told to return to 'contaminated' home

Thursday 7 October 2004

A Whakatane couple is being asked to return to a Housing New Zealand home they believe is responsible for health problems affecting three generations.

By The Landlord

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has invited Sheryll Lewis and Ron Monaghan to return to their Kingi Place home in Awatapu "within six weeks" and told them that if they wish to transfer to another HNZ home they will have to line up alongside others seeking state house accommodation.

Mrs Lewis believes her family has suffered enough from contact with the cancer-causing substances dioxin and pentachlorophenol (PCP) on the Kingi Place property where she has lived for 20 years.

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