Southern visit for HNZ Board

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8 November 2018

Housing New Zealand’s Board was impressed with the quality of work being done for its tenants when it undertook a visit to Dunedin and Christchurch recently.

HNZ Board members, from left, Mark Ratcliffe, Leigh Auton, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Vui Mark Gosche, were among members of the HNZ Board that visited a newly opened state housing development in Christchurch.

Many of the Board are relatively new to the organisation and valued the chance to meet with staff and stakeholders to gain a deeper understanding of the work the organisation does for its tenants and communities.

Board Deputy Chair Vui Mark Gosche said it was a wonderful opportunity to hear from staff and stakeholders.

"Hearing from our people, about their on the ground experience, was fantastic and we really enjoyed the opportunity."

Local staff gave the Board an overview of their communities, their tenants, the rewarding and challenging aspects of the job.

In Dunedin, there were meetings with Fire and Emergency NZ, Dunedin City Council and local Police as well as chance to view some new re-development activity happening in the city.

The Christchurch leg of the visit included a tour of new redevelopments and the chance to speak to tenants in a new state housing development.

 

The Board also met with the Aranui Community Trust - a key stakeholder in the city’s east as well the Methodist Mission.

Regional Manager Jackie Pivac (far right) explains some of the features of a newly opened Christchurch state housing development to members of the Housing New Zealand Board who recently visited Dunedin and Christchurch.

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