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

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Editor’s farewell

Published: 28 March 2017

This issue of Contractor Connect will be my last as I head off to a new role outside Housing New Zealand and, with luck, a shorter commute in the madness that is Auckland traffic!


I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working on this publication; especially speaking and meeting with head and sub-contractors – and happy tenants - around the country.

Contractor Connect was always intended to be about, and for, you - with a heavy bias towards the outstanding work that can often go unnoticed.

I am pleased by the results of the recent survey, as they reveal that this quarterly update is meeting its brief and providing useful and engaging information.

Contractor Connect will continue, with my colleague Mary Lose taking over the reins. You can contact Mary on 09 261 5254 or


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