(ed: this is an excellent/humane dictate handed down by twyford – and i tip my hat to him..
this and the new stated goals of housing new zealand signify a much-needed/welcomed seachange in corporate-eulture @ housing new zealand..
of course housing new zealand tenants must be allowed to have/experience the joys of/from a companion-animal..
anything less is heartless..)
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says allowing pet dogs will improve quality of life.
State house tenants will be able to have pet dogs as part of a more lenient pet-policy announced by Housing Minister Phil Twyford this morning.
In his first major speech on the future of public housing Twyford said that there was a role for pets in improving quality of life for Housing NZ tenants.
The current policy is that tenants cannot have pet dogs except in special circumstances – such as a certified hearing or sight dog.
‘Given how important pets can be to people’s quality of life I favour a more accommodating approach that allows tenants to own pets’ Twyford told an audience this morning at the Salvation Army church in Manukau.
He added: ‘As long as they are properly looked after – not a nuisance or a danger to neighbours and not damaging property’.(cont..)