Nau mai, haere mai. On 1 October, Housing New Zealand joined HLC and KiwiBuild to form Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

Information on this site is still current. For more information about Kāinga Ora visit the Kāinga Ora website.

Regional developments

Published: 24 May 2019

Properties are regularly added to the Housing New Zealand portfolio through our build, buy, development, redevelopment and lease programmes.


The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme was completed on June 30 2016 but Housing New Zealand's repair and build work continues across the city to achieve our objective of warm, dry safe homes for those people most in need.

Ongoing plans will see between 100-150 new homes built in the city annually.

Where are we building in Christchurch?

Bridge Street - Christchurch

Wellington region

We’re renewing a big chunk of our aging housing stock to build modern, warm and dry homes for people in need of housing in the Wellington region.

Where are we building in Wellington?

Phillip Street and Frankmoore Avenue - Wellington

Regional housing

Housing New Zealand is planning and constructing new social housing in a number of regions across New Zealand to meet rising demand. The homes are being built on vacant land and larger properties to make more effective use of Housing New Zealand owned land.

Most of the homes constructed will be one or two-bedroom, with some having three or four-bedrooms. The new, low maintenance homes will be fully insulated, with carpets, curtains and double glazing.

Where will the new homes be built?

Expressions of interest

GETS (Government Electronic Tenders Service) is a free service designed to promote open, fair competition for New Zealand Government contract opportunities.

Find the latest Expressions of Interest (external link) (external link) here.

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