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Kia Kaha Christchurch

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kia Kaha Christchurch

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation 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 […]

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New partnership opens doors

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New partnership opens doors

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Weltec and Whitireia Polytechnic trade students are putting their carpentry skills to good use by building new state housing for families. Preparing the team for unloading the new homes Forty-seven new 2-bedroom homes will be built over the next five years thanks to a new partnership between Weltec/Whitireia and Housing […]

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Old house given new life

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Old house given new life

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Moving house took on new meaning recently. A tired old duplex received a spruce up at Spring Hill Corrections Facility as part of a Housing New Zealand / Department of Corrections Waikato partnership which teaches prisoners construction skills to help them get employment on release. Once refurbished at the prison, […]

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From little things big things grow

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on From little things big things grow

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation The Hutt Valley team hit a milestone recently, when Mario’s Pantry delivered its 1,053 food item. Mario in front of his pantry Late last year, Hutt Valley Tenancy Manager, Mario came up with the idea of creating a pantry of bulk food items that Tenancy Managers could give to tenants, […]

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From State House to Owning a Home

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on From State House to Owning a Home

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Doc and Kaylene had been Housing New Zealand tenants for 26 years before being helped into their own home by the organisation in June 2018. Finding the required funds had been the biggest hurdle but with the help of a successful FirstHome grant of $14,000 and combined KiwiSaver HomeStart grants […]

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Sharing the load at Stanmore Road

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Sharing the load at Stanmore Road

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Recently tenants and staff mucked in for a working bee at our complex in Stanmore Road, followed by a barbeque. Tenancy Managers Julie and Renee at the working bee Residents made the most of the bins provided to clear out unwanted items from their homes, and many helped with the […]

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Tackling rubbish one skip at a time

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tackling rubbish one skip at a time

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation A sunny day, seven skips bins and a fired up barbeque helped Housing New Zealand Tenancy Managers and Maintanence Supervisors work with tenant’s in Teo Lane and Tioro Lane in Mangere, Auckland to remove rubbish and learn how to keep their streets and homes tidy. Housing New Zealand Tenancy Manager, […]

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Blessing paves the way for building development in Porirua

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Blessing paves the way for building development in Porirua

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Work to begin building 53 new homes in Cannons Creek, Porirua, will be underway this month after the blessing of Housing New Zealand’s Castor Loop site today. L-R: Adrian Rurawhe – MP for Te Tau Hauauru; Taku Parai – Ngati Toa Kamatua; Mike Tana – Porirua Mayor; Patrick Dougherty, Housing […]

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New Year barbeque in Riccarton

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Year barbeque in Riccarton

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation We had a great turnout for the New Year’s event at our complex in Riccarton Road. Asset Manager Ryan and Tenancy Manager Trish crank up the barbie Acting Area Manager Dharmista said having a barbeque was a great way to bring people together. “We can’t underestimate the value of connecting […]

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New Whangarei homes are ka pai

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Whangarei homes are ka pai

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Eleven new state homes were officially opened by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford on 5 February. Tenants Maurice and Wayne will be moving into new state homes on Maunu Road. The spacious one-bedroom homes on Maunu Rd, in Woodhill, are just 500m from Whangarei Hospital and […]

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New homes at Haumaru

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New homes at Haumaru

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Housing New Zealand opened its doors to the Johnsonville community at the new Haumaru 21-one bedroom development on Wednesday this week. Following a humble opening led by our Kaumatua we welcomed the community to join us for a BBQ and an opportunity to show them around the new units Haumaru […]

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Award-winning renovation improves lives

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Award-winning renovation improves lives

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Wellington’s iconic Centennial Flats were recognised by the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Housing New Zealand contractors Maycroft Construction received a Bronze Award in the Heritage/Restoration category, in recognition of their excellence in workmanship, construction practices and innovation. The Centennial Flats in Berhampore were ground-breaking when they were built back […]

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A place to call home this Christmas

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on A place to call home this Christmas

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation A place to call home, a place to cook a meal and a place to belong to is something Housing New Zealand tenant Trish is looking forward to this Christmas. This time last year Trish was living in emergency accommodation after being made homeless. Christmas was spent in a motel […]

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Newly renovated home icing on the cake

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Newly renovated home icing on the cake

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Sue has been a tenant in a block of central Auckland pensioner flats for about ten years and is thrilled with their recent make over. It’s an even better place to live now that the one-bedroom units are warmer and dryer, she says. Sue moved from a front unit to […]

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Recognising Home Pride

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Recognising Home Pride

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation In November Housing New Zealand launched the Home Pride Awards to celebrate and recognise tenants who who look after their Housing New Zealand homes and take pride in where they live. And the nominations flooded in. There were beautiful gardens, immaculately maintained interiors and many, many stories of tenants overcoming […]

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Changes to HomeStart Grant and Welcome Home Loan house price caps for new builds

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to HomeStart Grant and Welcome Home Loan house price caps for new builds

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation The Government has today made it easier for first home buyers wanting to apply for a Kiwibuild home using the HomeStart grant and Welcome Home Loan. The HomeStart grant and Welcome Home Loan house price caps for new builds outside the main centres are increasing to $500,000. Aligning the HomeStart, […]

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Christmas celebrations at Christchurch complexes

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Christmas celebrations at Christchurch complexes

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Residents at Barbadoes St and Eveleyn Couzins were treated to festive lunches recently. Residents at our Barbadoes St complex in central Christchurch enjoyed a Christmas barbecue hosted by the local Area Manager and Tenancy Manager. The following day, tenants at Eveleyn Couzins in Richmond tucked into ham, new potatoes and […]

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Maintenance team helps out at Auckland City Mission

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Maintenance team helps out at Auckland City Mission

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Our maintenance teams have a very big and a very, very important job ensuring our tenant’s live in warm, dry and healthy homes. For the 2017/18 financial year we carried out 450,000 repairs on our 64,000 state houses around New Zealand. That massive volume of work saw $474 million dollars […]

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Meeting the neighbours down the lane

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Meeting the neighbours down the lane

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation If you’ve ever moved your family to a new neighbourhood, you’ll know it can be a challenging time. You spend anxious mornings calming the kids’ nerves before they set off to their new school, and you miss the familiar faces of the people you used to bump into at the […]

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Calm Christine helps contractor

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Calm Christine helps contractor

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Dunedin tenant Christine’s quick and calm response was of great help to one of our contractors. The contractor had just arrived to replace a broken door knob and accidentally cut himself badly while trying to open the packaging. Christine who has done First Aid training instantly knew what she needed […]

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