KiwiBuild updates

    KiwiBuild Announcements

    We're excited to reveal that we have an Innovation Bites webinar with Stephen Barclay. We will be interviewing Stephen live on Tuesday 2 October. Innovation Bites are open and free for PrefabNZ Members and NZGBC, NZIA, ADNZ, NZIQS, BOINZ, EngineeringNZ members. Members and Cluster whanau can submit questions for the upcoming Stephen Barclay interview, which will be forwarded onto Stephen. Registrations open soon. CPD points available.


  • KiwiBuild chances questioned after construction sector meltdown. Read here
  • More construction business failures on the horizon in the wake of Ebert. Read here
  • August News

    • Construction slowdown will create "a stable foundation" for KiwiBuild. Read here
    • KiwiBuild attracts more than 4344 registrations in Tauranga. Read here
    • Firsthomebuyersshouldn'trelyonKiwiBuildexpert. Read here
    • Twyford indicates Kiwibuild homes for Te Kauwhata. Read here
    • Twyford goes to the private sector (and Kiwibuild buyers) for cash. Read here
    • Special Housing applications in the works for Hamilton. Read here
    • David Hargreaves mulls whether the sudden sharp drop-off in first home buyers taking up mortgages is just a glitch or shows that people are waiting for KiwiBuild. Read here
    • Kiwibuild, the industry's chance for a great leap forward. Read here
    • Thousands of Otago home buyers register for Kiwi Build Read here

    • Kiwibuild, the industry's chance for a great leap forward Read here
    • Crown will step in and sell it for developers Read here

    • How accessible will the new Kiwibuild homes be? Read here
    • Aucklanders dominate KiwiBuild registration numbers Read here
    • Government's flagship KiwiBuild scheme too big to fail Read here
    • How KiwiBuild works Read here
    • Is a Kiwibuild home the answer to Hawke's Bay's housing shortage? Read here
    • KiwiBuild gets thumbs-up Read here
    • Exclusive: Where will the 100,000 KiwiBuild homes be built? Read here
    • KiwiBuild Otago figures revealed Read here
    • Kiwibuild offers opportunities for South Waikato Read here
    • What house deposit will you need to qualify for KiwiBuild? Read here
    • Is KiwiBuild helping low-income earners with housing issues? Read here
    • Vaughan Gunson: KiwiBuild not so much about building houses, it's about building homes Read here
    • Calls for Govt to introduce apprentice quota to meet skills shortage Read here
    • Ambitious programme' spells good news for first-home buyers Read here
    • Most KiwiBuild homes in first year will be apartments Read here
    • KiwiBuild and Hamilton: where might the homes be, and how do you get one? Read here
    • House prices $300,000 above what New Zealanders think is affordable Read here
    • Thousands of new state homes planned in Mangere, near Auckland Airport Read here
    • Government to build 10000 new homes in South Auckland a third of which will beKiwiBuild homes Read here

    July News

    • Ambitious programme spells good news for first-home buyers. Read here
    • Can prefabs solve the housing crisis? PrefabNZ CEO Pamela Bell joined The AM Show to discuss what's going on. Read here
    • The IMF is calling on the Tax Working Group to introduce a land taxes in a bid to help give the Government’s KiwiBuild project a leg up. Read here
    • KiwiBuild: Couples earning up to $180k will be able to buy homes. Read here
    • Exclusive: KiwiBuild income caps to be introduced. Read here
    • More than half of Auckland households unable to buy 'affordable' $650k home, the council says. Read here
    • KiwiBuild could provide a launch pad for some major new competitors in the building industry and that could force costs down. Read here
    • Experts call for the government to focus on Māori affordable housing, not just Kiwibuild. Read here
    • NZ and overseas companies asked to ramp up prefab ops for Kiwibuild. Watch the video interview featuring PrefabNZ CEO Pamela Bell here
    • Will the planets align for our new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development? Read here
    • NZ to invite proposals on offsite construction factories for KiwiBuild homes, Twyford says. Read here
    • Developers keen on KiwiBuild tender. Read here
    • Where KiwiBuild is at with one year to build 1000 houses. Read here
    • 'KiwiBuild visa' replaced with wider immigration changes to fix 30,000 construction worker gap. Read here
    • Proposals for KiwiBuild off-site factories to be sought. Read here
    • Prefabs won't make KiwiBuild homes cheaper – Twyford. Read here
    • KiwiBuild: Govt signals interest in prefab manufacturing. Read here
    • Nation: Twyford on Kiwibuild progress. Read here
    • Housing: Auckland getting 23,600 new residences on state-owned land. Read here
    • How Stuff's KiwiBuild tracker works. Read here

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