Weekly News List: Housing - 2nd of September

'Warm homes ... instead of them living out in caravans': Govt invests $2.7m in housing on Māori land

via RNZ

The government has invested $2.7 million into a papakāinga (housing) development in Tauranga. Read more…

 

Planners recommend new state houses in Whangārei to be approved

via NZ Herald

Independent planners have recommended to the Whangārei District Council to give a controversial state housing project in the city the green light. Read more…

 

'Flax roots' climate action leads to the first 'climate safe house'

via RNZ

A small southern community is taking climate action into its own hands with the creation of the country's first "climate safe house". Read more…

 

Public housing waitlist at new high with 12,644 households waiting months for housing

via Stuff

Over 12,500 eligible households are on the waitlist for public housing, a new record in New Zealand. Read more…

 

Māori elderly and disabled 'forgotten' New Zealanders - report

via TVNZ

An advocacy group for Māori says its elderly are forgotten New Zealanders and it wants policy makers to do more for them. Read more…

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