"They could have built three new houses for that sort of money," Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins said.
Despite winning a legal battle spanning five courts and more than two years, Housing New Zealand has pulled the pin on efforts to evict the women from Farmer Cres, Pomare.
The stoush had "torn the guts out" of the community, Mr Hipkins said.
Robyn Winther, Huia Tamaka and Billy Taylor were handed eviction notices after a violent incident involving Mongrel Mob members in Farmer Cres in February 2009. Stuff.co.nz 2 Sept 2011