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Published: 12 July 2018

We are a diverse and skilled group of people all working to provide warm, dry, safe homes to New Zealanders in need.
Our teams are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of thousands of New Zealanders and here we celebrate the achievements of our teams and our properties.

Our buildings

Property Council Award

L-R: Programme manager Mark Wilson, GM Asset Development Patrick Dougherty, Senior Development Manager Kerrie Young and Programme Director Martin Chandler.

Jennings Jersey redevelopment wins at 2018 Property Council Awards

June saw another win for Housing New Zealand’s development of its Jennings Jersey property in the established Auckland suburb of Mount Albert. On Friday night, Patrick Dougherty and the team took home a merit award in the Natural Habitats Urban Land Development category.

The Jennings Jersey development represents the best of contemporary state housing. It incorporates Housing New Zealand’s best practice approach to redevelopment, with innovative site planning and design values, and a significant investment in critical stormwater infrastructure for the benefit of the wider community.

Read more on the award


Jennings Jersey redevelopment wins Auckland Architecture Award

The redevelopment in Mount Albert won a New Zealand Institute of Architects award for the Auckland region in the Housing Multi Unit category.

The Jennings Street and Jersey Avenue project, which replaced eight 1940s houses with 18 modern state homes, incorporates Housing New Zealand’s best practice approach to redevelopment in established suburbs with innovative site planning and urban design values.

Read more on the Award.

Jennings Street and Jersey Avenue, Mount Albert

Jennings Street and Jersey Avenue, Mount Albert

Centennial flats win Bronze in New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

Centennial Flats

Built in 1938, the flats have heritage status and are considered to be a classic example of international style architecture. When they were built, they were designed with a circular hall in the centre that was used for tenant gatherings, social events and get-togethers.

The flats were part of a refurbishment by Maycroft Construction Limited and won a Bronze Award due to the excellence in workmanship, construction practices and innovation.

Read more on Centennial Flats(external link).

Our people

Janders Dean innovation awards

Janders Dean winner logoHousing New Zealand’s in-house legal team has been recognised for a pilot project which has cut the time needed to compile building contracts by an average 75%.

The Janders Dean & NexisLexis APAC Innovation Index recognises the most innovative law teams in the Asia Pacific region, and in 2018 Housing New Zealand has been named as one of seven outstanding organisations in the region.

Housing New Zealand General Counsel Bruce Riden says the pilot project involved working with a specialist document automation company, LawHawk, to take the hours-long manual process of compiling contracts for building projects and automate as many aspects as possible.

Read more about the award


Australasian Customer Experience Management Awards 2018

Call Centres in Manukau and Porirua come 2nd in Australasian Customer Experience Management Awards 2018

The Call Centres came second in the Overall Best Organisation for Customer Experience category and also won an Honorary Mention in the Awards that were held in Sydney in May.

The team won because of their commitment to putting their customer at the heart of what they do and because of their customer-centric services.


Team member wins Spirit of Engagement Award at Worker Engagement and Representation Conference

Spirit of Engagement AwardThe Awards, run by the Government Health and Safety Leadership Group, was held in Wellington in May.

Nathan, from our Strategy business group, is an extremely proactive team member who embraces the Housing New Zealand culture towards safety and ensures everyone is safe at work. Nathan is passionate about Health and Safety and has been a key HSS leader.

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