Weekly News List: Housing - 9th of September

KiwiBuild reset sees 100,000 house target scrapped, 5% deposits for first home buyers introduced

via TVNZ

A raft of changes to KiwiBuild have been announced by the Government in an attempt to keep the flailing scheme above water, with first home buyers also reaping a drop to deposit requirements from 10 to five per cent.  Read more…


Workers laid off as two NZ-based building companies liquidated, crane firm in receivership

via TVNZ

Two building companies have been liquidated, and a crane company has been placed in receivership. Read more…


Construction is forecast to peak at $43 billion in 2021

via Stuff

Construction is forecast to keep growing and peak at $43 billion in 2021, sooner than forecast a year ago, a new Government report says.  Read more…


Government forking out millions for emergency housing in Lower Hutt

via Stuff

Emergency housing grants in Lower Hutt are at a record level, topping $1.8 million in the quarter to June. Read more…


New hope for Kiwi families

via Scoop

Government’s fresh approach to progressive home ownership offers new hope for Kiwi families. Read more…

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