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18 for 4 campaign

We all know the answer to Auckland’s housing crisis – build more homes that people can afford. But there’s more to it than that. We need to build homes where people want to live: in their current communities and close to their place of work. Auckland Community Housing Providers Network launched their 18 for 4 campaign today as a solution to Auckland's housing crisis.

CHA newsletter 3 November 2016

In this newsletter we welcome the new CHA council, find out more about Our Place - setting a direction for improving housing affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand , and learn about the 18 for 4 campaign from the Auckland Community Housing Provider Network. We also learn more about theAustralasian Housing Institute Awards 2017 and Angie Cairncross shares some thoughts following the National Maori Housing Conference.

Christchurch Council housing policy 2016

Congratulations to Paul Cottam and Christchurch City Council for their recently adopted housing policy – it incorporates the housing continuum and amkes references to housing adequacy. Our Place actions have been well-aligned to this landmark policy. We hope other Councils who are considering new housing policy, will take a look at this leading example from Christchurch.

What if we put tenants first?

Community Housing Aotearoa’s Angie Cairncross found herself pondering what a very different stock transfer approach could look like after listening to the experiences of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) as relayed by Jenny Sams at the recent National Māori Housing Conference in Tauranga Moana.

Recommendations for methamphetamine contamination clean-up

A Ministry of Health funded report provides key recommendations for the country's first national standard for methamphetamine contamination. The report, prepared by ESR, recommends that a different level be used to guide clean up where meth has been used, compared to the level for houses where the drug has been manufactured.

$2m for Chatham Islands Housing

A new housing entity on the Chatham Islands received $2 million today to assist whānau in need of housing support. Māori Development and Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says the investment will be managed by the Chatham Islands Housing Partnership.

Affordable homes for Mt Albert development

The Government has signed an agreement with Marutūāhu Rōpū and Ockham Residential Limited for a 100-home development in New North Road, Mt Albert, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Keeping a roof over my kids’ heads is impossible

It's not only addicts, or people with huge amounts of debt who find themselves with nowhere to live. I'm a mum of two. I work, I pay my rent, I clean the house and I don't smoke, don't party and don't own pets. Yes, I do have two children, which I realise is my...

Strong future neighbourhood community celebrated

Kura Moeahu and Holden Hohaia of Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust) provided a blessing of the site and karakia. Gumboots were then donned - with Mayor Ray Wallace, Te Tumu Kāinga General Manager Declan Millin and Port...

​Papakāinga provides refuge in time of need

The Minister has attended the opening and blessing of five two-bedroom, pre-fabricated homes at Kōkōhīnau Marae today. The $2.7 million development was carried out with funding support from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and the Ministry of Business,...

Spanbild buys Mike Greer Homes in Concision factory partnership

Spanbild, whose suite of brands include Versatile Homes & Buildings, Ideal Buildings and Totalspan Steel Buildings, today said it acquired MGHs' 50 percent stake in New Zealand Panelised Building Systems, trading as Concision, for an undisclosed sum. The building...

Urban sprawl eating up NZ’s productive land – report

A report out today, called Our Land 2018, shows New Zealand's urban sprawl is eating up some of the country's most versatile land. It highlights that between 1990 and 2008, 29 percent of new urban areas were built on some of the country's most versatile land....

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