Weekly News List: Housing

Govt claims it's 'well on track' to building 300 KiwiBuild homes by July

via Newshub

The Housing Minister insists he's on track to meet his scaled back KiwiBuild target of 300 homes in the first year - despite delays to 20 apartments in Lower Hutt due for completion by July. Read more…

Prime Minister launches accord to repair broken building sector

via Stuff

Five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, have announced the creation of an "accord" they hope will end the country's litany of sub-standard building. The prime minister told Stuff the new Construction Sector Accord was an important step in plans to make homes more affordable. Read more…

Auckland mayor welcomes construction sector accord

via Scoop

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has today welcomed Government’s announcement of a construction sector accord to help increase the performance of the construction sector and lift the pace and scale of housebuilding in Auckland and New Zealand. Read more…

Confusion over social housing project

via Gisborne Herald

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou will receive a $10,000 development contribution remission to support a 15-unit social housing project, rather than a full remission as requested of Gisborne district councillors. Read more…

Auckland village of Ihumātao divided over housing development

via TVNZ

Disputes between local Māori are heating up over an Auckland housing development in Ihumātao. Fletcher Building is planning nearly five hundred homes for the archaeologically significant area on the edge of the Manukau harbour. Read more…

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