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These exemplars illustrate the variety of roles that community housing providers, private sector, government and HNZC play in the provision of affordable housing.

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Te Aro Pā papakāinga in Wellington  It has been a long and protracted journey since Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki Iwi lost their original four acre Te Aro pā site in the 1870s to the building of their new urban papakāinga at Greta Point in Wellington. This new community housing collaboration sees Wellington’s Dwell Housing Trust working […]


The 130 Hobsonville Road Project

A straightforward negotiation and transaction led to the creation of the first retained affordable units within a Special Housing Area in the Auckland Region.


The Sunderland Precinct, Hobsonville Point

It’s full steam ahead at Hobsonville Point, a prime piece of Auckland real estate that was used from the late 1920s by the Royal New Zealand Air Force before being transferred by the Crown to Housing New Zealand Corporation.


Redeveloping an existing site to deliver new affordable housing

Tauranga is one of the least affordable cities in New Zealand with high housing costs relative to income and a significant and growing under-supply of one and two bedroom dwellings. Among other issues, there is a poor supply of accessible housing and lack of consumer choice, particularly separate housing with support provision.


The Matanikolo Project in Mangere

The Mantanikolo Project is the realisation of a long-held vision to build healthy new affordable homes for the Pasifika community in Mangere, South Auckland. Twenty-two houses, which are a mixture of three, four and five-bedroomed houses, have been built by Lotofale’ia, part of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, on a vacant block that was bought from Housing New Zealand Corporation for $210,000 in 1994.


The Daventry Street Project in Waterview

State housing, characterised by the old ‘pavlova paradise’ three bed home, has been a part of the New Zealand suburban landscape since the middle of the last century. However, the country has changed dramatically since the bulk of these homes were built, meaning that in both property size and land use these homes are now poorly matched to contemporary demand.


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Flexibility the key to funding ground-breaking integrated housing development

In 2013, Creative Communities, a consortium of developers and builders working alongside Housing New Zealand began a project to take Housing New Zealand’s outdated properties in Glen Innes and transform them into a mix of private, affordable and social housing.


A vision for Special Housing Areas – Waimahia Inlet

Back in 2012 before Special Housing Areas were formed, a consortium of community housing providers and Maori interests glimpsed the potential of 16 hectares of surplus crown land in Weymouth, Manukau City. The land was at the time owned by NZ Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Education.


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