Kāinga Ora builds or purchases a variety of new homes to support modern living, including apartments. In the last six months Kāinga Ora has partnered with private developers to deliver 62 new apartments in Otago, Bay of Plenty, and South Auckland. This is in addition to the 252 new apartment units Kāinga Ora has built with its construction partners in Auckland and Wellington on land it already owns.

Patrick Dougherty, General Manager for Construction and Innovation, says it is houses, rather than apartments, that represent the largest number of new homes completed in the last six months.  

“Houses, whether stand alone or semidetached , made up nearly 80 percent of all new public homes completed in the last six months.

“From Northland to Otago, in the regions such as Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Manawatū, Whanganui, Waikato and Marlborough, new public homes help provide stability for kiwis in need.

“Living in a public home is an opportunity for people, whatever their stage of life, to build a brighter future for themselves and their whānau.

“Whether it’s a stable new home for children, or a home for older people to live well and away from over-crowded accommodation, a new public home can have a huge impact on someone’s life.  

“We’re on track to deliver 4,800 new public homes this financial year, 1,500 more than last year. The scale and pace of our residential development is helping more kiwis live well in warm homes today, and well into the future” says Mr Dougherty.

Some of the style of new public homes delivered so far this year

Mosgiel, Dunedin

In Mosgiel we completed the build of seven new stand-alone homes. Five are one-bedroom and two are two-bedroom.

Christchurch, Canterbury

In Christchurch, three new homes were built in 59-days. Read more about this Kāinga Ora Housing Delivery System milestone.

Blenheim, Marlborough

In Blenheim 15 one storey two-bedroom homes were completed.

Epuni, Lower Hutt

In Epuni we completed 32 one-bedroom apartments homes in three storey blocks.

Māngere, Auckland

In Māngere we completed a duplex development of 18 new homes – 14 are two-bedroom and 4 are three-bedrooms.

Northcote, Auckland

In Northcote, a public housing development of 85-apartments across three buildings was completed - 40 are one-bedroom, 30 are two-bedroom and 15 are three-bedroom homes.

Henderson, Auckland

In Henderson we completed a development of 47 new public homes. Eight are two-bedroom, 19 are three-bedroom, 5 are four-bedroom and one is a six-bedroom home.

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Page updated: 22 February 2024