Flagship development signals a fresh approach for state housing

He pukenga wai, he nōhanga tāngata; he nōhanga tāngata, he putanga kōrero

Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders

These words in Te Reo Maori and English are at the heart of what Housing New Zealand is all about.

Those words are, in fact, our new vision which I’m proud to say we adopted late last year.

They drive the people of Housing New Zealand in everything we do – helping the most vulnerable in our communities sustain their tenancies and leading out the biggest investment programme in state housing in decades to ensure our tenants and their families are housed in warm, dry and safe homes so that they have the opportunity to live safer and more healthy lives.

More than half our homes were built more than 40 years ago and a further 26% are over 60 years old. Many of those homes have served their purpose and must now be replaced, or be part of our major refurbishment programme.

Housing New Zealand needs to continue to adapt and meet the changing and often complex and challenging needs of our tenants. The traditional idea of state housing, a three bedroom home on a large section is not a suitable home for many of our elderly and single person households.

That’s why I’m proud and excited to see this fresh approach being undertaken in one of our more well-known properties in central Auckland.

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Source: Housing NZ