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Te Matapihi search for new manager

Can you provide the leadership to support the growth and development of the Māori housing sector in Aotearoa New Zealand? Te Matapihi has created a new Manager role that will be based in either the Wellington or Auckland Community Housing Aotearoa office.

Media following the announcement of emergency housing funding

The hidden homeless and costs of the lack of affordable housing are explored in these two media items. TV3's the Nation looks at the current hidden homeless situation in Auckland and Salvation Army talk to Radio New Zealand and say the Government can't continue to ignore the growing numbers of people forced to live in cars, shipping containers and garages.

MORE FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ANNOUNCED

Government have announced it will fund , at any one time, 800 emergency housing places around the country- about 3000 emergency housing places across the country each year for the next four years. The Government will provide $41.1 million over the next four years in Budget 2016 for emergency housing and grants.

Big ideas to tackle the housing crisis

The Herald's Home Truths series has highlighted the serious problems that make housing unaffordable - but also pointed to some solutions, writes Andrew Laxon.

Ngai Tahu open new social and affordable housing in Christchurch

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announced the completion of its Addington housing project, which was launched last week in Lincoln Road.The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes.

Residential tenancies ammendment update

Cabinet has now agreed the proposed regulations that will come into effect from 1 July 2016 for community housing organisations. Information about the regulations are on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.

Is land tax the answer to housing affordability?

In an article in the Herald today, Nicholas Ross Smith and Zbigniew Dumienski (lecturers in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland) say that land tax is arguably the simplest, easiest to administer and most effective solution to housing unaffordability.

MOU signed with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara to build housing in North-West Auckland

An MOU has been signed between Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, the Hobsonville Land Company and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for housing developments in north-west Auckland. “The first development to progress with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara will be the nine hectare Village Precinct in Hobsonville of 400 homes. The subdivision is to proceed next summer with the first homes to be completed in early 2018.

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Housing Quarterly Report released on 1 February 2018

We are pleased to see MSD continually improving and strengthening the transparency of the data. There is an open invitation to our sector to identify further opportunities for MSD to improve the reports. You can read the full report here. We note that proportionally,...

Transient population figures a national emergency

"This is the result of decades of punitive sanctions on beneficiaries, selloff of state homes, unliveable incomes and rampant housing speculation. The magnitude of these figures show that the Government will need to do more than simply tinker around the edges, and...

​New transitional housing development opens in Napier

Ms Salesa attended the blessing of the final five homes in Maraenui’s Kelvin Place this morning. “This Housing New Zealand development is part of an overall response to address housing needs in Hawke’s Bay,” Ms Salesa says. “The 10 one-bedroom homes in the Kelvin...

Growing waiting list shows need for more public housing

Figures released today for the December 2017 quarter show the total number of people on the public housing waiting list rose 5 per cent to 7,725. The waiting list is now comprised of 6,182 households in need of a state house and a further 1,543 waiting to be...

Fresh take on housing takes on building industry

Founder and CEO Graham Bloxham developed the eco tiny iPod tiny home product to disrupt the building industry by providing a fresh take on ready-to-go, portable and stackable housing. “So many New Zealanders are in need of affordable houses but don’t have access to...

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