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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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FENZ and HNZ team up to train fire fighters

By   /  December 12, 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 FENZ and HNZ team up to train fire fighters

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Ever been tossed into a two story building, that’s fully cloaked in dense peanut oil smoke and made to carry a 90kg dummy downstairs in blackout conditions? Not too many could lay claim to that and having now experienced it briefly first hand myself I can safely say not too […]

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Christmas Cheer for southern tenants

By   /  December 11, 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 Cheer for southern tenants

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Festive cheer was in plentiful supply when Housing New Zealand hosted a Christmas dinner for elderly tenants in Mosgiel this week. Tenancy Manager Stacey said it was a team effort with contractors DHMC setting up and cleaning up afterwards, providing pot plants, chocolates and juice while there were carol signers, […]

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A whare for Te Taitokerau

By   /  December 10, 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 whare for Te Taitokerau

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Te Roopu Taurima is the largest kaupapa Maori organisation in the country, providing support services for people of all ethnicities who have intellectual disabilities. Te Taitokerau whare Currently the organisation leases 52 community group homes from Housing New Zealand, from as far north as Kaitaia and as far south as […]

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Sit back and relax

By   /  December 10, 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 Sit back and relax

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Sometimes the best conversations start when people are relaxed and having fun. HNZ Asset Manager Terry getting a hug from a tenant to say thank you for her home insulation. With this in mind, Housing New Zealand hosted a special morning tea for their tenants in Otahuhu recently. 13 members […]

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Aranui affirms its community spirit

By   /  December 6, 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 Aranui affirms its community spirit

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Housing New Zealand staff once again took an active part in an annual event that celebrates the spirit of a vibrant Christchurch community. Aranui–based Tenancy Manager Tamsyn and her daughter, Sophia (left) and HNZ Area Manager Fraser (right) Staff joined up with the Christchurch City Council’s Otautahi Community Housing Trust […]

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They call it puppy love

By   /  December 5, 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 They call it puppy love

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Life has been great since Housing New Zealand tenant, Lyn got her pet dog Laila. Lyn and Lalia She has stopped smoking and thanks to Laila’s love and companionship, Lyn is making friends and is less lonely. “I used to feel very lonely and was addicted to tobacco, but since […]

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Community connect at safety event

By   /  December 4, 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 Community connect at safety event

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Residents of Panama Rd and surrounding Mt Wellington streets came along to a Community Safety Day to meet up, have fun and learn about safety. The Community Safety Day, on 17 November, was a collaborative community event organised by Housing New Zealand’s Community Development team, Panama Road School and Good […]

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Continued confidence in Housing New Zealand’s investment capabilities

By   /  November 29, 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 Continued confidence in Housing New Zealand’s investment capabilities

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Housing New Zealand’s investment management capability and performance has again been recognised by the Treasury, with a confidence rating of ‘A’. The Treasury’s latest round of Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) results shows that Housing New Zealand continues to have strong all-round investment management capabilities and performance across public sector agencies. […]

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Opening cupboards to the community

By   /  November 28, 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 Opening cupboards to the community

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Understanding the daily struggle many families face to put food on the table has prompted a Housing New Zealand tenant to open her own cupboards to help feed the local community. A pātaka (which is the Maori word for pantry or larder ) in Otangarei has been running for two […]

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Get Creative? – Get a Cup of Tea

By   /  November 20, 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 Get Creative? – Get a Cup of Tea

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Back in Spring last year a group of Housing New Zealand tenants got together for afternoon tea with Housing New Zealand staff. Overflowing with green goodness They weren’t to know what would come out of that cup of tea a short but eventful year later. The conversation turned to gardening […]

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Housing New Zealand wins Innovation award at 2018 Safest Place to work

By   /  November 19, 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 Housing New Zealand wins Innovation award at 2018 Safest Place to work

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Last week our Health, Safety and Security team was presented with the accolade in the 2018 Safest Place to Work Awards, run by Safe365. L-R: Mike, Tarniya, Naomi and Andrew before the award The awards, sponsored by TradeMe Jobs, aims to reward, celebrate and recognise organisations that have built an […]

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