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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
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The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
How $3.8 billion of government funding is expected to get more houses built
27th Jun 21, 6:01am
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How $3.8 billion of government funding is expected to get more houses built
Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
22nd Jun 21, 10:04am
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Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
30th Apr 21, 1:16pm
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Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
29th Apr 21, 12:24pm
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
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Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
Spotlight to be put on bodies corporate as Labour finally commits to supporting a National member's bill to reform the Unit Titles Act
23rd Feb 21, 1:09pm
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Spotlight to be put on bodies corporate as Labour finally commits to supporting a National member's bill to reform the Unit Titles Act
Although the Unitec site is listed for fast track consenting this is just a small part of the project. The full development is expected to take 10 to 15 years to be fully complete
20th Jun 20, 6:33am
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Although the Unitec site is listed for fast track consenting this is just a small part of the project. The full development is expected to take 10 to 15 years to be fully complete
Officials tell Government there's a 'low' chance proposed rental property reforms will decrease the supply of rentals, while the effect it'll have on rents is 'uncertain'
23rd Feb 20, 6:02am
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Officials tell Government there's a 'low' chance proposed rental property reforms will decrease the supply of rentals, while the effect it'll have on rents is 'uncertain'
KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
7th Feb 20, 9:42am
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KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, against Treasury's advice, sees KiwiBuild as the 'biggest lever' the Government can pull to improve housing affordability
9th Sep 19, 6:30pm
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, against Treasury's advice, sees KiwiBuild as the 'biggest lever' the Government can pull to improve housing affordability
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
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Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
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Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
4th Sep 19, 1:00pm
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Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
KiwiBuild Head of Delivery Helen O'Sullivan resigns a month before her contract expires to take up a private sector role; News comes ahead of Government announcing its housing 'reset'
21st Aug 19, 1:08pm
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KiwiBuild Head of Delivery Helen O'Sullivan resigns a month before her contract expires to take up a private sector role; News comes ahead of Government announcing its housing 'reset'
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
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Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
Housing Minister Phil Twyford in talks with developers and officials over making public land available for private developers committed to building long-term affordable rentals
12th Jun 19, 4:36pm
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Housing Minister Phil Twyford in talks with developers and officials over making public land available for private developers committed to building long-term affordable rentals
Housing Minister Phil Twyford refuses to confirm whether 'KiwiBuild recalibration' will include 100,000 house target; expresses interest in using shared equity schemes to get people into KiwiBuild houses
8th May 19, 8:13am
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Housing Minister Phil Twyford refuses to confirm whether 'KiwiBuild recalibration' will include 100,000 house target; expresses interest in using shared equity schemes to get people into KiwiBuild houses
'Let's do what?' Jenée Tibshraeny explores the extent to which the goals the Government's set itself will define how successful it is
3rd Feb 19, 6:02am
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'Let's do what?' Jenée Tibshraeny explores the extent to which the goals the Government's set itself will define how successful it is
Why five months into the 2019 financial year none of the $90 million Treasury had set aside for KiwiBuild had been touched
19th Jan 19, 9:00am
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Why five months into the 2019 financial year none of the $90 million Treasury had set aside for KiwiBuild had been touched
KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay hands in 'immediately effective' resignation; Minister Phil Twyford can't comment because it's an 'employment issue'
18th Jan 19, 1:57pm
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KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay hands in 'immediately effective' resignation; Minister Phil Twyford can't comment because it's an 'employment issue'
Treasury cuts forecasts of govt spending on KiwiBuild in recognition of private investment; Flags govt exposure to a property market downturn
16th Dec 18, 8:29am
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Treasury cuts forecasts of govt spending on KiwiBuild in recognition of private investment; Flags govt exposure to a property market downturn
PM tight lipped on rumours KiwiBuild CEO Stephen Barclay is off work due to an employment dispute; Says his absence has nothing to do with the KiwiBuild programme
10th Dec 18, 8:27pm
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PM tight lipped on rumours KiwiBuild CEO Stephen Barclay is off work due to an employment dispute; Says his absence has nothing to do with the KiwiBuild programme
Andrew Crisp appointed CEO of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development responsible for KiwiBuild, Housing NZ and the new Housing and Urban Development Authority
4th Dec 18, 11:57am
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Andrew Crisp appointed CEO of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development responsible for KiwiBuild, Housing NZ and the new Housing and Urban Development Authority
Twyford says National-drafted legislation to strengthen the management of apartments and townhouses isn't a priority for the Government at the moment
26th Nov 18, 3:12pm
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Twyford says National-drafted legislation to strengthen the management of apartments and townhouses isn't a priority for the Government at the moment