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Publication of the National Maori Housing Conference 2016

​The fourth biennial National Māori Housing Conference 2016 was held at the ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga and hosted by Tauranga Moana. The theme of the Conference was “Mā whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi” (Collaboration and Strategic Relationships).

MSD purchasing strategy 2016

This Purchasing Strategy contains the latest information on how, and where the Ministry expects to fund social housing tenancies through the income-related rent subsidy (IRRS). They have signalled they will be working to secure another 3,800 social housing places nationwide by 2019/20, almost half of which need to be one-bedroom places.

New social housing for vulnerable families

A new development in Auckland is an example of community housing providers and agencies working together to house vulnerable families. The new 15-unit apartment block for transitional housing in Glen Eden is the result of a collaboration between Housing New Zealand and providers VisionWest, Monte Cecilia and Airedale Properties, with support from LifeWise.

Scott Figenshow on housing policy under new government leadership

Scott Figenshow talked to Radio New Zealand about housing policy under the incoming Prime Minister Bill English. In this interview, Scott says we need to see a long term pipeline for affordable housing supply in line with the recent Strategic Lift report for 1,000 homes per year but that it doesn’t all need to come from Government.

Affordable housing on offer for Bay hapu

Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust has formally launched Manawa - The Heart of Papamoa, at Mangatawa Marae, Tauranga. The 50 acre, residentially zoned development is on Te HouHou settlement land in Papamoa.

December 1, 2016 Newsletter Community Housing Aotearoa

In this newsletter we read about the Community Housing Provider Capacity report and the proposed social housing transfer in Christchurch. We provide some information on responding to a future earthquake and we look at some new research on Waimahia Inlet, a model for great community housing.

Preparedness and resilience: how we respond to a future earthquake

The recent earthquake focused our small, central Wellington team on thinking about how we might respond to a similar event in the future. In this article you can read how we are preparing ourselves as resilient workers and find links to earthquake preparedness resources.

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Frames go up on first KiwiBuild houses

The 18 three and four bedroom homes are the first houses to be built under the Government’s KiwiBuild programme. The houses are part of the McLennan Development on the site of former Defence Force land. The site became available for KiwiBuild after private developers...

REINZ calls for housing shortage to be tackled in budget

Housing New Zealand currently has a significant housing shortage across the country, and the Auckland shortage is around 60,000 properties alone. Until we’re able to start to back-fill some of that shortage, houses are only going to continue to remain unaffordable for...

Crowded housing highest among Pacific peoples

Overall, around 1 in 10 New Zealanders lived in crowded houses in 2013, a rate largely unchanged since the early 2000s. You can read the full article here: https://www.stats.govt.nz/news/crowded-housing-highest-among-pacific-peoples

Housing NZ redevelopment wins Auckland Architecture Award

The Jennings Street and Jersey Avenue project, which replaced eight 1940s houses with 19 modern state homes incorporates Housing New Zealand's best practice approach to redevelopment in established suburbs with innovative site planning and urban design values. The...

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