Nau mai, haere mai. On 1 October, Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild together became Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

The information on this website is being moved to the new Kāinga Ora website.

Kia Kaha Christchurch

21 March 2019

We show care, acceptance and cultural respect to all tenants from a diverse range of nationalities and religions. We welcome people and provide them a warm, safe and dry place to call home.

We hold aroha in our hearts for the people who have been killed and injured and the family and friends they have left behind.

Support services

If you or anyone you know needs support or more information the services below may be helpful to you.

Work and Income

If you’ve been affected by the Christchurch tragedy, or need to travel there because of it, The Ministry of Social Development may be able to help – even if you’re not on a benefit.

View their website or you can also call the Government Helpline on 0800 779 997.


Whether you've been injured in the Christchurch attacks or have lost a loved one, ACC are here to help. They will work with you and your family to make sure you get the help you need - whether you live in New Zealand or overseas. View their website.

Immigration NZ

For information about Visa's for the families of victims. View their website.

National Telehealth Service

1737 - A free 24/7 phone and text service available to anyone feeling anxious, overwhelmed or just needing to have a chat. View their website.

Christchurch City Council

The latest news, updates and information on planned events happening in Christchurch. View their website.

Your Housing New Zealand home

If you have any questions about your tenancy with Housing New Zealand, you can contact our Customer Services Centre on 0800 801 601. The line is open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday or 24/7 for urgent calls.

Media Line

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