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Housing New Zealand checking on tenants following East Cape earthquake

Published: 2016-09-02

Housing New Zealand is reminding tenants in the East Cape area to call 0800 801 601 to report any earthquake damage.

Regional Manager Darren Toy says that staff are checking on vulnerable tenants to make sure they are okay following the earthquake and aftershocks in the area today.

“At this stage all our staff are safe and well, and we have had no reports of damage to our properties or injuries to our tenants. However, we are checking on vulnerable tenants to make sure they are safe and well.”

Housing New Zealand’s contractors for the East Cape have been put on stand-by to respond quickly to any damage. The best way to contact Housing New Zealand is by calling 0800 801 601.

Housing New Zealand has closed its Gisborne office, but its Whakatane office remains open. Housing New Zealand has approximately 2,000 properties in the region (from Opotiki to Wairoa).