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23 April 2014

New, energy efficient Napier homes the latest in state housing

The Housing New Zealand homes, on the corner of Longfellow Avenue and Percy Spiller Avenues, exemplify the latest in warm, dry, energy efficient homes. They have been designed and built in partnership with local company Horvath Homes.


17 April 2014

The Co-operative Bank joins Government scheme

Housing New Zealand today welcomed The Co-operative Bank to the Welcome Home Loan Scheme – bringing the total number of lenders offering the first home product to 11. Welcome Home Loans are offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and designed for first home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but have trouble saving for a large deposit. With a Welcome Home Loan you only need a 10 percent deposit, not a 20 percent deposit as required by most lenders.

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14 April 2014

Major makeover for social housing

From 14 April selected community groups will be able to offer income related rents for people needing social housing and people will be able to test their eligibility through Work and Income.