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​Number of Rentals Halve Nationwide

Kiwi tenants can expect stiff competition for rental properties as the number of properties to choose from has dropped 50 per cent in the past year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index.

​Housing crisis spreads through-out the country

There'll be no quick fix to Whanganui's rental housing crisis despite moves by the Government to address its causes. Salvation Army national practice manager Jono Bell said affordable rentals were hard to come by in most regions.

Is pre-fabrication the answer?

Experts say that preconceptions about prefabrication, a construction industry who’s DNA is hard-wired to the hammer and nail, and a lack of interest from local and central government appear to be denying the country the opportunity to really tackle the housing crisis and build a lasting solution. They say technology is the answer to getting the number of houses needed.

Indigneous co-housing development for Flaxmere

Fifteen hectares of unused land in the low socio-economic area of Flaxmere in Hawke's Bay will be turned into New Zealand's first indigenous co-housing development called the Waingakau Village Project.

Minister welcomes call for modernising tenancy laws

Housing Minister Phil Twyford was presented an open letter signed by thousands of New Zealanders supporting moves to improve the lives of people who rent. The delivery came on the day that the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill was debated in Parliament.

Hokitika – lack of accommodation leading to ‘sleeping rough’

A West Coast District Health Board social worker has raised concerns about the lack of accommodation in Hokitika leading to people "sleeping rough" including one person who was found living under the Hokitika Bridge. Jose Timmerman said she was currently working with three clients who urgently needed accommodation, including the person who was sleeping under the bridge.

Social housing shortage in Tauranga

A homeless man in Tauranga says getting on a waiting list for social housing has given him a chance to get somewhere to live and be a part of society. But for him and others who have turned their lives around in the Tauranga Moana Nightshelter hope is turning to frustration.

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Onehunga development shows future of state housing

The site of the 71-unit, two-block complex in Galway Street, Onehunga was officially unveiled by Minister Twyford today with Housing New Zealand Asset Development Group General Manager Patrick Dougherty. Phil Twyford said the Government is committed to building more...

New Ministry brings leadership and focus to housing

Phil Twyford says the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will help the Government build New Zealand out of the national housing crisis and restore the basic right tohealthy, affordable housing for all New Zealanders. “Housing and urban development is too...

​Making public housing tenancy reviews fairer

“We are striking a fairer balance by providing more stability for tenants who need long term public housing, while freeing up places for people in need,” Phil Twyford said. Under the new exemption criteria, public housing tenants who do not need to undergo a tenancy...

​Wellington City Council proceeds with HNZ lease

Site 2 of the former Arlington Apartments in Mount Cook, now named Te Māra, is just weeks from completion following two years of construction. At a Council meeting today, councillors unanimously voted for the recommendation that Council enter negotiations with HNZ...

Auckland Council in breach of Human Rights Act

Waipareira CEO John Tamihere told Mayor Phil Goff – fresh from his ‘Hunt for the Homeless’ stunt – the policy enforced by Panuku, the property arm of council, was discriminatory. He said Goff must be aware this policy will generate more homeless. There is no...

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