Kāinga Ora land now a dumping ground
Couches, blankets and a broken pram are just some of the items that have been dumped in an empty section in the Tauranga suburb of Hairini.
While illegal dumping happens everywhere, it is the final straw for some residents who are frustrated with a lack of action from Kāinga Ora.
The 10 lots on Haukore St are owned by the state housing agency and despite being fenced off, have become a dumping ground and are overgrown with weeds.
Most of the lots were cleared of the 1960s houses in preparation for the planned build of 21 new homes, but it has been two years since some of the homes were vacated and fenced off.