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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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QLCHT Explores Affordable Housing Option in Arrowtown

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT or the Trust) has approached QLDC to conduct Geotech exploration of Council-owned land at Jopp Street, Arrowtown. While the Council has made no decision at this time about the use of this land, it has agreed to allow...

Te Puea Memoria Marae To Host Hui For Urban Homelessness

For the past year, the research team has been working with the Marae to co-develop the Te Manaaki o te Marae research programme. Key to the research is to better understand why their Manaaki Tāngata E Rua transitional housing programme is so successful at supporting...

New Wellington social housing site completed

The units – ranging between one and four bedrooms – occupy part of the former Arlington Apartments site in Mount Cook, the Council’s largest social housing site. Mayor Justin Lester joined representatives of local iwi, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika, in a...

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