This programme, which began in 2010, aims to create a more diverse, sustainable and fairer social housing system for New Zealand.
Housing New Zealand is inviting Proposals from suitable organisations to deliver the next stage in its earthquake recovery programme. Programme recovery manager Andrew Booker said the RFPs will cover about 4,500 of the repairs to properties that were damaged in the earthquakes.
Tofiga Tulia is a very happy tenant. His is the first of Housing New Zealand’s 5000 repair earthquake programme which started in Bishopdale yesterday.
The first 18 new houses as part of Housing New Zealand’s commitment to build 700 new houses by the end of December 2015 are currently going through the consent process.
Housing New Zealand says selling 19 old state housing properties in Sandringham will mean at least forty new, fit for purpose state houses can be built for families in need.
Housing New Zealand has successfully reached a $320 million settlement covering earthquake damage to most of its 6,129 properties in Canterbury. The claim involved its lead insurer Vero in New Zealand, other New Zealand co-insurers, London insurers, Lloyds of London and insurer Broker Aon.
Timeframes and details for the Northern Glen Innes Redevelopment Project have been shared with tenants today.
Housing New Zealand says two bungalow style state houses which sold at auction for $1,910m was an exceptional price that exceeded expectations.
Housing New Zealand will work with two major consortia over the next three months to complete designs for new apartments to be built on its 2000 square metre site at 399 Manchester Street.
Housing New Zealand is selling 19 properties in Haverstock Road, Sandringham. As a public sector organisation, we have made the decision to sell the land to a private purchaser as it is too costly for us redevelop within this Auckland residential area.
Repairing and rebuilding approximately 5000 of its earthquake damaged occupied properties within the next three years, 2000 of which will be repaired within the next 12 months. This work will complete the recovery phase for Housing New Zealand.
Housing New Zealand’s new CEO Glen Sowry started this week and on his first day was warmly welcomed by Board members and Auckland staff.
A public meeting at the Pomare Community Hall today marks the start of consultation on the draft Pomare redevelopment plan.
Housing New Zealand has named a group of three experienced development companies, Creating Communities, as the partner for the Northern Glen Innes redevelopment project.
Housing New Zealand is taking immediate steps to demolish a state house in Papakura destroyed by fire on Monday and confirmed by Police yesterday as a P-lab.
The Ministry of Social Development has activated the Government helpline for people affected by yesterday’s tornado and weather event in Hobsonville and Whenuapai who require immediate, coordinated information about services and assistance.
Properties across the city have now been identified by Housing New Zealand as available for house foundation trials on land that has been designated TC2 and TC3. The trials were announced last month as part of the Corporation’s large-scale earthquake recovery plan for Canterbury.
Housing New Zealand has formed an alliance with Southern Response, Arrow International and the Minister of Building, Innovation and Employment’s Engineering Advisory Group to run a trial project that will assess the viability of repairing property foundations, notably on land that has been identified as being TC3 as a result of severe earthquake damage to properties in greater Christchurch.
Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments are extremely frustrating, says General Manager, Asset Manager, Sean Bignell.
“Construction on 18 new state houses will go some way to meet the growing demand for two bedroom properties in Napier,” says General Manager Asset Development, Sean Bignell.
Housing New Zealand has temporarily relocated a very small number of staff (mainly in tenancy manager roles) for safety reasons.
Housing New Zealand's target of completing 212 earthquake damaged houses by the end of October has been achieved. Earthquake Recovery programme lead Andrew Booker said it was a huge achievement for everyone.
Housing NZ has announced City Living Group Ltd (City Living) as its development partner in a project designed to redevelop housing in Pomare.
Housing New Zealand will be redeveloping four state houses in the Auckland suburb of Three Kings to build a 22 state unit complex for older adults and those with physical disabilities.
A major new building project for Christchurch was announced today by Housing New Zealand. It is part of the second stage development work that the Corporation is undertaking in the city involving the construction of between 200 and 350 new houses designed to meet the growing demand for affordable homes. At least 200 of these will be specifically for replacing damaged state housing with the balance providing housing options for others in need.
Housing New Zealand Corporation Chairman, Dr Alan Jackson, today announced the appointment of Glen Sowry to be the organisation’s new chief executive.
Forensic property marking technology is being used by Housing New Zealand in Hawkes Bay to reduce theft.
Housing New Zealand has launched 24 redevelopment projects across Auckland to build and refurbish at least 150 houses – some to be state rentals, and the rest for private ownership and other social housing providers.
Housing New Zealand has signed a four year lease on office space at 93 Manchester St in Christchurch’s Central Business District. The offices will be used to house the organisation’s Earthquake Recovery Team and local assets staff.
Housing New Zealand is rolling out the biggest change to our systems and process in decades. Chief Executive, Dr Lesley McTurk explains what this means for Housing New Zealand and the way we deliver services to our customers.
If you really do need to meet with us, that is not a problem. If the issue can’t be resolved over the phone, the Customer Services Centre will arrange for one of our staff to contact you and arrange a meeting if required.
Housing New Zealand has announced plans to redevelop state rental housing in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell to achieve a more balanced community through a mix of state rental houses, privately owned homes and other community or social housing.
Dr Lesley McTurk, Chief Executive of Housing New Zealand Corporation, will step down in October this year after nearly 6 years service, says Board Chairperson Alan Jackson.
Housing New Zealand’s Canterbury team has taken two top spots in the New Zealand section of this year’s Australasian Housing Institute Awards. The annual Awards recognise social housing success stories in New Zealand and Australian professional practice, with the aim of highlighting the difference social housing professionals make to people's lives.
Housing New Zealand is to start a series of small redevelopments in Christchurch that are expected to result in 200-350 new homes being built in the next 18 months Sean Bignell, General Manager Assets Development, says the extra houses will assist in replenishing Housing New Zealand’s depleted stock, help meet future housing demand and make better use of existing Housing New Zealand properties.
All of the first 24 houses being removed from Glen Innes will be refurbished and re-used, says Graham Bodman, Housing New Zealand programme manager. The houses are being removed as part of the northern Glen Innes redevelopment project. Seven houses have been removed already, and more will be relocated over the next few months.
Sixty-seven companies have registered to assist in repairing 212 of Housing New Zealand’s vacant damaged Canterbury houses.
Our 0800 number is now your first port of call if you need to talk with us – 0800 801 601. All calls are free of charge, even if you call from a mobile phone.
A group of three experienced development companies have joined forces as the preferred partner for Housing New Zealand’s redevelopment in northern Glen Innes.
Call us any time on 0800 801 601.
Housing New Zealand is reshaping its services to make a significantly expanded call centre the first port of call for most customers, says General Manager Tenancy Services Kay Read.
Housing New Zealand’s call for partners for the proposed Pomare redevelopment project has attracted interest from five groups.
Housing New Zealand is reshaping its services to make them more responsive, efficient and consistent for customers.
Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown owned entity. It is commencing a Request for Proposal process which seeks submissions from suitably qualified property development companies and community housing organisations to participate in a redevelopment opportunity involving 12,505 square metres of Corporation land at Sandringham, Auckland.
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