Chief Operating Officer Paul Commons says this investment is part of its half a billion dollar maintenance budget that sees improvements and maintenance carried out on more than 64,000 houses nation-wide.

Fencing provides security and privacy for thousands of tenants and nearly 125,000 metres of timber will be used to do just that for tenants from the far North to Southland and everywhere in between.

This investment of more than $10.5 million helps keep Kāinga Ora homes safe, secure and add amenity value too, Mr Commons says.

 "While some of our biggest spending has been in areas where we have the most homes, we have also invested in new fencing in many other regional parts of the country.

In Auckland, more than 86,000 metres is budgeted to be installed on homes at a cost of just over $6 million while in Christchurch, more than $500,000 will be invested in new fencing and improvements for our tenants there.

Regional areas don’t miss out with places like far North District getting more than $113,000 in new fencing while Lower Hutt City tenants getting around $335,000 in fencing.

Mr Commons says spending on fencing is important to ensure our homes are well maintained and he is thrilled that so many tenants and their whānau across the country will have new and improved fencing for their homes.

A new fence being built

A new fence being built at a Kāinga Ora home

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Page updated: 7 January 2020