New community housing for Taumarunui celebrated

A recent purchase of the abandoned Heritage Court apartments on Huia street in Taumarunui via Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust is being celebrated alongside Ruapehu District Council and Te Puni Kõkiri/Ministry of Māori Development to make way for community housing. The funding for this project has come from a $2.1m Te Puni Kõkiri Investment into the Whānau and Community Investment programme for Taumarunui and Te Kuiti. The funding provided via Te Puni Kõkiri will go towards the repair of existing homes and also to build six new transitional housing units on the purchased Huia Street site, helping to enable support for Whānau towards living better lives and potential home ownership.

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KiwiBuild Buying off the Plans

The KiwiBuild Unit, within the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, is part of a broader initiative to facilitate the development of affordable dwellings in New Zealand. We are interested in considering Registrations from experienced residential developers who have access to development-ready land and who are willing to adapt an existing (or planned) development to deliver turnkey affordable KiwiBuild Dwellings…

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Healthy Homes Standards

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act (No 2) passed into law in December 2017, amending the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act enables the government to create regulations that set minimum standards to create warmer, drier rental homes (the healthy homes standards)

Healthy homes standards - your feedback on making rental homes warmer and drier

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development has released a discussion document on proposed standards to create warmer, drier rental homes (the healthy homes standards), following the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act in December 2017…

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Settle up - Are treaty deals benefiting all Maori?

Iwi are increasingly using the proceeds from Treaty of Waitangi settlements to fix longstanding problems facing their people. Richer tribes are investing more in social housing, savings schemes and health insurance. But many iwi have received small settlements and struggle to find a balance between investing the returns for the future generations and paying dividends to meet the needs of the current generation…

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National Science Challenges - Building Better Homes, Towns & Cities

Tranche 2 Special Edition

Ruth Berry and Jessica Hutchings, ask that you consider this document and send feedback to them by 2 July via the on-line feedback form or by attending one of the three engagement meetings to be held.

Please note they are not seeking project level ideas at this stage but rather are looking for high level priorities that enable us to collectively deliver on our mission. We look forward to your feedback and continuing to build a strong collective strategy for Tranche 2.

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Kiwibuild meets Iwibuild | Media Release

The Auckland Māori Housing Summit will be held on Monday 23 April, convened jointly by Te Matapihi and the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

The summit is an opportunity for Auckland iwi and Māori providers to discuss housing issues with key ministers. It will be attended by Hon Phil Twyford (Minister for Housing and Urban Development) and Hon Nanaia Mahuta (Minister for Māori Development)...

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Final Decision and Operative Date for Plan Change 94B - Papakāinga

Phase One of the Whangārei District Plan's Papakāinga policy became operative on 28 April 2011. Applications for Papakāinga currently require a resource consent as a discretionary activity. The phase one provisions have applied to one development since they became operative, a 10-dwelling papakāinga by Ngā Uri o Te Aurere Pou Whānau Trust, Mangakahia.  Plan change 94B (Whangarei District Council 2017a) represents Phase Two of Council’s Papakāinga policy. Phase two became operative as of 27 February 2018...

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Job Vacancy: Team Leader (Wellington)

This is a people-focused role where your approachability, responsiveness and genuinely caring personality will shine. You'll work in partnership with other agencies, including our partner organisations, to develop supportive relationships and collaborative service delivery. Our dedicated team will thrive under your leadership, as you harness their talents to provide practical support around access to housing, sustaining tenancies, and linking in to other required services.

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Job Vacancy: Housing Case Worker (Auckland)

Joining a highly skilled and passionate team that shares a strong sense of social justice, you'll work in partnership with other agencies, who are working in the housing and health space, to support people into a permanent home. Your priority will be to work alongside people with housing needs who require your support to housing stability.

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Job Vacancy: Tenancy Manager

For this position, you will need a passion for supporting people who are homeless and often also have other complex issues such as trauma and addictions. This role will appeal to someone who enjoys building relationships as well as managing properties and tenants in the most effective way.

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Job Vacancy: Navigator - Emergency Housing

Providing support from within the organisation's Emergency Housing service, this role is focused on housing and connecting tenants with the community. You will also be focused on guiding tenants through the Ministry of Social Development, health service and education where required, to enable clients to reconnect and work through the system.

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