Minister Wood hits out at talkback station using inorganic rubbish collection day photo on anti-state housing piece
Minister Michael Wood has lashed out at NZME's talkback station's use of an inorganic collection day photo as the main image on a story about a new Kainga Ora development being built in New Plymouth.
Newstalk ZB host Heather du Plessis-Allan shared a piece on-air and online about the new development, titled 'I don't think they are being judgemental. I think they're being realistic'.
In du Plessis-Allan's piece, she said locals "have very good reason to oppose it and should continue to oppose it and should definitely insist that it's not in my backyard".
"Anyone who supports a Kainga Ora/Housing NZ development in their neighbourhood at the moment is being foolish and naive as long as Kainga Ora/Housing NZ continues to run its no evictions policy," she added.
But it was the image attached to the article that Wood had an issue with, as it showed a street of state housing with piles of rubbish on the front lawn. The photo was actually from Getty and depicted an inorganic collection day in Mt Roskill in 2011.