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10-thousand new houses will be built in Mangere, replacing old state houses with a combination of new state houses, KiwiBuild and affordable homes, as well as market homes. Audio
The government has formally moved to stop the sell-off of state houses.
Most of the thousands of houses the government is promising to build and sell in Auckland over the next decade will cost well over $650,000.
Why are State House sales to community providers falling through? Audio
Housing New Zealand is looking to sell 30 of its properties in Mosgiel because of low demand, despite having 75 people or families on the waiting list in nearby Dunedin. Audio
The millions spent on consultants to restructure the social housing system was money well spent, says the Finance and Housing NZ Minister. Audio
A business lobby group says an active state house building programme may need to be kickstarted in Auckland. Audio
Housing New Zealand is looking to recoup $54,000 from two tenants who contaminated their state houses with methamphetamine.
Otara or Oamaru? For the 2-thousand people languishing on a Auckland state house waiting list, cash could be just the incentive needed to make such a dramatic move. Audio
The head of the Treasury is insisting the Government's policy of selling state houses is aimed at improving life for tenants, not satisfying an ideological agenda. Audio
The Government's extended the time it's giving social housing agencies to sign up to the planned sale of nearly fifteen hundred state houses. Audio
A Far North trust which has been working to get homeless families into renovated state houses is relieved to learn it won't lose its charitable tax status. The trust's manager Ricky Houghton says the… Audio
Finance Minister Bill English says it will be months before the government knows who is serious about taking over state houses. Audio
The Government's been accused of giving Ministers extraordinary powers in new social housing legislation introduced to Parliament. Audio
Otara residents have spoken out about the state of their state houses, with one family describing theirs as a "ticking time bomb" with rotten, wet flooring. Audio
The iwi settlement trust and community housing provider, Nga Potiki, has shown an interest in purchasing some of the more than 12-hundred state houses that will be for sale in Tauranga. Audio
The Government's been accused of experimenting on some of the most vulnerable people in Invercargill and Tauranga with its plans to sell state houses in those areas first. Audio
The Green Party says the Government's experimenting on some of the most vulnerable people in Invercargill and Tauranga with its plans to sell state houses. Audio
State house tenants have told the Finance Minister, Bill English, they fear the Government's plans to sell state homes will result in vulnerable people forced out of their homes. Audio
An Auckland housing trust says it has no chance of buying state houses unless the price tag is zero or the Government stumps up the money. Audio