19 Sep 2019

Crown Entity Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities legislation passes final reading

6:52 pm on 19 September 2019

Legislation that would create the Crown Entity Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities has passed its third and final reading in parliament.

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New Zealand Government. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Kāinga Ora will have two main roles-to act as a public housing landlord and to lead and co-ordinate housing and urban development projects.

The bill passed 63 votes to 57, with Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all supporting the bill- National, ACT and Jami-Lee Ross were opposed.

The bill will now go to Royal Assent before being passed into law.