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KiwiBuild

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
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
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
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
Government takes stock before implementing $350 million plan to underwrite housing developments, as credit crunch fears dissipate 
8th Dec 20, 4:55pm
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Government takes stock before implementing $350 million plan to underwrite housing developments, as credit crunch fears dissipate 
Why Labour believes the government needs to underwrite housing developments, and how it plans to 'stabilise' house price growth when it's up against the RBNZ cutting interest rates
7th Oct 20, 9:44am
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Why Labour believes the government needs to underwrite housing developments, and how it plans to 'stabilise' house price growth when it's up against the RBNZ cutting interest rates
Government to underwrite and invest in 'stalled or at-risk' residential property developments amid fears of credit crunch
7th Aug 20, 11:00am
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Government to underwrite and invest in 'stalled or at-risk' residential property developments amid fears of credit crunch
Motu and Victoria University's Arthur Grimes 'moderately optimistic' NZ & world economy will recover from COVID-19 economic downturn much faster than Great Depression, but is concerned about xenophobia
15th Apr 20, 12:54pm
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Motu and Victoria University's Arthur Grimes 'moderately optimistic' NZ & world economy will recover from COVID-19 economic downturn much faster than Great Depression, but is concerned about xenophobia
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
We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
21st Jan 20, 8:30am
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We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
How Judith Collins has more in common with her arch nemesis, Phil Twyford, than one might be led to believe
23rd Dec 19, 10:09am
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How Judith Collins has more in common with her arch nemesis, Phil Twyford, than one might be led to believe
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
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National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
12th Sep 19, 3:27pm
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Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
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
David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
8th Sep 19, 6:31am
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David Hargreaves ponders why a housing obsessed nation like New Zealand keeps electing governments that don't know how to handle housing issues
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
After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
5th Sep 19, 10:54am
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After KiwiBuild's failure tackling infrastructure problems to help NZ cities become denser seems like a total no brainer and truly affordable housing would naturally follow, Geoff Simmons says
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
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The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
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
Chris Trotter asks whether Jacinda Ardern’s government is a critical mass of talent, or a critical mess of failure
26th Aug 19, 9:53am
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Chris Trotter asks whether Jacinda Ardern’s government is a critical mass of talent, or a critical mess of failure
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'
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
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If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
With Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford set to continue leading key housing-related law changes, Jenée Tibshraeny argues he shouldn't be written off as an architect of the Government’s broader housing policy
29th Jun 19, 10:28am
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With Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford set to continue leading key housing-related law changes, Jenée Tibshraeny argues he shouldn't be written off as an architect of the Government’s broader housing policy