Kāinga Ora, the state landlord in New Zealand, has remained silent on the fate of hundreds of water-damaged properties ten months after the January floods. Around 2000 state homes were damaged, including 205 in Māngere, Auckland. Residents were forced to evacuate as their homes were lifted from the ground during heavy rain. Kāinga Ora has not provided clear communication or support to affected tenants, many of whom cannot afford insurance. The Auckland Council and Kāinga Ora are in discussions about a buyout scheme for damaged properties, but details have not been disclosed.