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Ngongotaha Angrily Rejects Council’s Special Housing Area Proposal

About 350 residents of Ngongotaha, 10 kilometres northwest of Rotorua city, left two information meetings on 5 and 10 April very angry that Mayor Steve Chadwick and Rotorua Lakes Council have asked Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing, to declare a Special Housing Area on the northern outskirts of their village, without notification and consultation.

Have your say on whether tenants should pay letting fees

The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking submissions on the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill. The bill aims to ensure that costs associated with letting a rental property are met by the landlord, who benefits from letting a rental, rather than the tenant.

​New Property Management Standards Needed

New Zealand’s rental industry will be stronger if the Government considers regulating both private and professional property management, like overseas markets do, in their review of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Insight: Full House – Homelessness & Big Families

Traditionally, Māori and Pasifika families are larger, with more children and multi-generational needs. Home ownership is on the decline and private rental housing is often out of reach for these communities. At the same time, the supply of social housing for those with extended families or many children, is in short supply.

Landlord fined for non-compliant gas supply

Landlords who fail to ensure the safety of their tenants have been sent a clear message by the Tenancy Tribunal after a Christchurch landlord was ordered to pay $4,100.00 after a non-compliant gas supply was found at one of her properties.

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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...

New home ownership trials underway to help whānau

“It’s critical that we try other ways of getting more Māori into home ownership. Only 43 per cent of Māori own a home compared to 63 per cent of the general population,” says Michelle Hippolite. “I am pleased to announce that Te Puni Kōkiri is working with five groups...

New Minister and Unit for Māori housing

The Unit is being established within the new Ministry for Housing and Urban Development. Phil Twyford said the Māori home ownership rate is only 43 per cent compared to 63% for the general population, Māori make up 36 per cent of public housing tenants yet comprise...

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