Kiwis in want of authorized assist stung by curiosity that outstrips mortgage charges

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A few of New Zealand’s poorest residents now owe a share of $177 million in authorized debt – and the federal government’s charging them 5 p.c curiosity. On this story from the Is This Justice sequence, Farah Hancock meets a person who ended up with a authorities caveat over his residence.

Out of pocket, out of labor, and with a caveat hanging over the household residence, Brandon* felt his choices had been restricted.

“We had been form of trapped,” he says.

A authorized dispute over unpaid wages dragged on

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