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MSD’s Public Housing: Update

We received an update from MSD on public housing and we feel it's showing a good direction of travel. We’d like to see live reporting on an ongoing basis for all programmes.

Accessible Properties Welcomes Budget Recognition

Accessible Properties welcomes the Government’s recognition within the 2018 budget of the vital role community housing providers have in New Zealand’s housing sector but says Government now needs to follow through.

Building houses to tackle the crisis

The Coalition Government is committing to a multi-billion dollar investment to build public housing and thousands of affordable homes, and to help house our most vulnerable people, says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.

Healthier homes for more Kiwi families

A new insulation programme will make Kiwi homes healthier and support families’ wellbeing, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today.

​ Report shows dire need for healthy homes

A new report finding the number of children hospitalised with asthma has nearly doubled since 2002 shows the dire need for the Government’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Act, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.

​ $100 million to tackle homelessness

The Government is taking serious action to tackle homelessness and support people in urgent need of housing this winter with a $100 million investment, says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.

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First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes

There will be 68 modest starter homes built in Marfell with two-thirds being three-bedroom homes and the remainder four-bedroom. All of them will be built to a Homestar 6 rating with construction starting early next year. Phil Twyford said KiwiBuild is about restoring...

No small feat: High School students build tiny houses at Ara

Carpentry tutor Mick Cooke is excited about the growing housing trend and says he’s wanted to build a tiny house for a few years. “I think tiny houses are great. I’d love one! Imagine getting one of these as a bach somewhere like Motunau or Cheviot, it would be ideal...

Tenancy fee shows failure of letting-fee ban

A law change was passed at the start of this month to ban letting fees, which are usually equal to a week’s rent, which on average is $421, plus GST. The ban comes into effect on December 12. As part of the Government’s policy of “making life better for renters”,...

Salvation Army Supports Māori Housing Unit

The Salvation Army supports the appointment of the Hon Nanaia Mahuta as new Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Māori Housing) and the establishment of the unit as an valuable step to addressing the housing crisis. Salvation Army Social Policy and...

Martin Cole appointed new Chief Executive of Comcare Trust

Comcare Trust is known in Christchurch as an innovative organisation that takes a practical approach to mental health and addiction, developing new services and doing what is necessary to assist people to overcome the barriers to independence and move forward. Comcare...

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