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.

Celebrating redevelopments throughout New Zealand - October

22 November 2017

Housing New Zealand is making more efficient use of its land to increase the pace and scale of housing supply throughout New Zealand.


Our staff delivered a further 29 new homes to tenants and their families in Christchurch during October.


Sylvia Street delivered Stage 1 of the project, 5 two-bedroom elderly persons homes. Completion of Stage 2 is due soon.

Sylvia Street after development

Sylvia Street after development completed.


2 sections on Aorangi Road were completed delivering:

Aorangi Road East after development.

Aorangi Road East after development.


Kawau Crescent was finished with a four-bedroom home replacing an old 1970s house.

Kawau Crescent after development completed.

Kawau Crescent after development.

Central city

Our biggest re-development in central Christchurch was also completed in October. The Barbadoes Street complex replaced 7 older three-bedroom townhouses with a combination of brand-new 13 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom apartments and a communal space for tenants.

Read about one new tenants joy of having his own space in the new complex.

Barbadoes Street completed development

Barbadoes Street completed development.

View more of our Christchurch developments.

Second Chance Programme


Housing New Zealand and the Department of Corrections are partners in a successful scheme where prisoners gain new skills and confidence by building and restoring damaged state houses at the Rolleston Prison construction yard.

In October, a further two new homes were completed, delivered and prepared for tenants to move into. Already, dozens of new homes from this programme have been completed across Christchurch and many more are currently undergoing restoration.

Second chance programme house moving

One of the newly refurbished houses

Read more on our Second Chance Programme

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