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KiwiBuild updates

KiwiBuild Announcements

  • Govt's $100m for Māori land funding 'waste of money' - Bridges. Read here
  • See the PrefabNZ Innovation Bites KiwiBuild Discussion Panel webinar from October 2018: watch here


March 2019

  • No one entered KiwiBuild ballot for Waikato development Read here
  • Time for Government to abandon Kiwibuild. Read here
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development - Advance Notice – KiwiBuild Real Estate Panel. Read

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  • New Plymouth's $23m KiwiBuild project a potential boon for local industry Read here
  • KiwiBuild will crowd out as much as 75% of other home buildingRead here
  • It's no wonder no-one wants to buy them Read here
  • RBNZ: KiwiBuild won’t contribute to housing stock in 2019. Read here
  • Key appointments for KiwiBuild revealed. Read here
  • Vaughan Gunson: Haste to be seen to be doing something backfires on Phil Twyford and Labour. Read here
  • Proposed requirements for banks to hold more capital won't cause KiwiBuild catastrophe or economic slowdown, according to Twyford and Robertson. Read here
  • Why affordable Wanaka KiwiBuild homes are unsold: locals explain mystery. Read here
  • KiwiBuild former boss Stephen Barclay resignation may have been an own goal. Read here
  • Jibes and jeers flying for politicians' first day back at Parliament. Read here
  • 'It's no wonder no-one wants to buy them. Read here
  • New Zealand 'a housing basket case' says Govt after damning KiwiBuild report. Read here
  • Housing Minister Phil Twyford is 'pretty gutted' KiwiBuild will fall short of its first year's target. Read here
  • Phil Twyford says only 300 KiwiBuild homes are due to be finished by July. Read here
  • Government told to hire overseas builder to drive down costs. Read here
  • KiwiBuild 'distraction from real housing solutions'Read here
  • Despite recent set-backs KiwiBuild says its mass produced housing plans are still on-track. Read here
  • Queenstown trust targets 1000 homes in 10 years, delivers eight in first year. Read here
  • Aucklanders urged to move south for homes, jobs. Read here
  • Stacey Kirk: KiwiBuild noose tightens; Labour's flagship policy is a dead duck Read here
  • I Have A Dream; Where a KiwiBuild House is Built Ready to Go in Three Days. Read here
  • Government must keep nerve if housing reforms to succeed: First NZ Capital. Read here

February 2019

  • KiwiBuild progresses to next stage in offsite manufacturing. Read here
  • Ashley Church: housing market predictions for 2019. Read here
  • Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters stand by Housing Minister and vow not to give up on KiwiBuild. Read here
  • KiwiBuild developer defends scheme: 'It's an absolute no brainer'. Read here
  • KiwiBuild releases updated figures. Read here
  • Can Kiwibuild be salvaged? A building industry expert weighs in. Read here
  • KiwiBuild still making a difference: industry players. Read here
  • Industry not surprised. Read here
  • KiwiBuild to be 'recalibrated' as interim targets are scrapped. Read here
  • Twyford admits KiwiBuild ballot a 'temporary measure' after 50 per cent sale rate revealed. Read here
  • Housing issue more complex than Govt might have thought. Read here
  • Chris Trotter on how middle class housing subsidies overwhelmed the social housing priorities of the Labour Party's rank-and-file members. Read here
  • Political year starts and the government takes a hit. Read here

January 2019

  • Kiwibuild should build more rental properties economist Shamubeel Eaqub says. Read here
  • KiwiBuild problems 'more than just teething issues'. Read here
  • Andrew Crisp appointed CEO of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development responsible for KiwiBuild, Housing NZ and the new Housing and Urban Development Authority. Read here
  • Questions raised over whether KiwiBuild can help Queenstown's housing woes. Read here
  • Ten things to look for in 2019 Read here
  • The key to Sweden's million houses target - and Kiwibuild's Read here
  • Collins says KiwiBuild to be 90 pct below target in first year. Read here
  • KiwiBuild progresses to next stage in offsite manufacturing. Read here
  • Govt raises price caps for HomeStart grants and low-deposit loans outside of Auckland Read here
  • Govt eases house-buying cap by $50k, Opposition not impressed. Read here
  • KiwiBuild boss Stephen Barclay in employment dispute with Housing Ministry Read here
  • Kiwibuild could 'underwrite rental and social housing'. Read here
  • KiwiBuild comes to Wellington with six-storey apartment block in Mt Cook. Read here
  • SunLive - Minister responds to Bridges’ claims - The Bay's News First. Read here
  • Housing development set to transform neglected New Plymouth suburb. Read here
  • Reserve Bank backs 'kids at Treasury' estimate of KiwiBuild impact. Read here
  • Behind the contentious KiwiBuild numbers. Read here
  • Phil Twyford says Onehunga KiwiBuild apartments should have been passed back into ballot. Read here
  • Five Auckland KiwiBuild apartments fail to sell on ballot, offered up on a first come, first served basis to those who qualify Read here
  • NZ Superfund in KiwiBuild offsite. Read here
  • 350 apartment units in pipeline welcomed. Read here
  • Government to create new urban development authority, bringing KiwiBuild and HNZ together. Read here
  • First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes. Read here
  • Jacinda Ardern refutes National claim that KiwiBuild was underestimated by $18b. Read here
  • National leader Simon Bridges says Labour 'woefully underestimated' KiwiBuild in Opposition. Read here
  • KiwiBuild reliant on outside capital, National says this proves policy was underfunded. Read here
  • New data showing income of KiwiBuild buyers proves the scheme is affordable: Twyford. Read here
  • Seven KiwiBuild homes sold. Read here
  • Price point casts doubt over KiwiBuild homes. Read here
  • Ashley Church: Is KiwiBuild just middle class welfare? Read here
  • Kiwibuild at threat of going 'Kiwibust' over 'plummeting popularity'. Read here
  • KiwiBuild: An expensive bandaid that’s not fixing the real problem. Read here
  • KiwiBuild head in employment dispute with Government, has not resigned. Read here
  • PM Jacinda Ardern on Kiwibuild and UN migration pact. Read here
  • David Hargreaves says the Government needs to regroup over the holiday period and come back with a more clearly articulated plan for its flagship housing policy. Read here
  • Twyford: KiwiBuild boss' absence an unwelcome distraction. Read here
  • Wellington's first KiwiBuild announced. Read here
  • Housing portfolio has rudderless Minister at helm - Collins. Read here
  • Buying off the plans driving down KiwiBuild cost to govt. Read here
  • We audit KiwiBuild: Hammering out the wins and losses after 6 months on the job. Read here
  • Treasury cuts forecasts of govt spending on KiwiBuild in recognition of private investment; Flags govt exposure to a property market downturn. Read here
  • Prefab piles in to help KiwiBuild. Read here
  • HUD, follow our progress on KiwiBuild. Read here
  • Housing Minister Phil Twyford calls National's claims it could do more housing 'laughable'. Read here

December 2018

  • Housing analyst says soaring land prices Auckland's key housing obstacle. Read here
  • KiwiBuild on life support. Read here
  • Salvation Army worried about Government creating greater inequity with KiwiBuild. Read here
  • You don't get dream homes from delusional planning. Read here
  • New govt unit announced for Māori housing. Read here
  • The trickledown farce of Kiwibuild obscures a much more urgent housing crisis. Read here
  • KiwiBuild: Beneath the hood. Read here
  • Time to redefine housing affordability - CHA. Read here
  • KiwiBuild underwrites could cost $1.8 billion. Read here
  • NZ Super Fund in KiwiBuild off-site home pitch, as Twyford reveals 102 bidders. Read here
  • Low to middle income earners side-lined by Minister. Read here
  • Sir Stephen Tindall on KiwiBuild: 'You can construct houses for almost half the price that they cost here'. Read here
  • First photos: KiwiBuild apartments in Ōtāhuhu open to public. Read here
  • Reserve Bank backs 'kids at Treasury' estimate of KiwiBuild impact. Read here
  • Wanaka has a housing problem, but KiwiBuild is not the solution. Read here
  • Hundreds of houses planned for school site. Read here
  • If anyone can bring house prices down, it's him: REINZ welcomes Tindall's KiwiBuild interest. Read here
  • KiwiBuild homes are on the margins of affordability for first buyers but that could change significantly next year, writes Greg Ninness. Read here
  • Setting the record straight on the KiwiBuild scheme. Read here
  • Economist: Govt knew there wouldn't be enough Kiwibuild candidates. Read here
  • KiwiBuild signals interest in 'pocket' of prime land on Wellington peninsula. Read here
  • KiwiBuild - What you need to know. Read here
  • The Government changes the rules on KiwiBuild capital gain payback policy. Read here
  • Cracks appear in KiwiBuild. Read here
  • Property investors back KiwiBuild house-flipping flip-flop. Read here
  • Reserve Bank backs Kiwibuild targets... mostly. Read here
  • Why you don't want to win the Kiwibuild ballot. Read here
  • Five more KiwiBuild Homes Available in Papakura. Read here
  • How KiwiBuild turned into a PR disaster. Read here
  • Exclusive: Housing Minister's backdown on penalties for KiwiBuild property flippers. Read here
  • Should couples earning $180,000 be allowed in Kiwibuild? Read here
  • KiwiBuild middle class welfare. Read here
  • First photos: KiwiBuild apartments in Ōtāhuhu open to public. Read here
  • KiwiBuy to fill a housing gap. Read here
  • Housing scheme's morale-boosting propaganda doesn't tackle crisis Read here
  • KiwiBuild middle class welfare. Read here
  • Ballot opens for KiwiBuild apartments in Ōtāhuhu Read here
  • Government extends KiwiBuild ballot deadline in Wanaka after just 20 entries for 10 homes. Read here
  • KiwiBuild and state housing 'not mutually exclusive' says PM. Read here
  • Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild Fails to Deliver. Read here
  • Dunne Speaks: Kiwibuild Straight Out of the Blackadder. Read here
  • Matthew Hooton: KiwiBuild fiasco predicted right here Read here
  • $1.5b revitalisation of Porirua will see thousands of new state and KiwiBuild homes built. Read here
  • KiwiBuild and state housing 'not mutually exclusive' says PM, after criticism Government focussing on middle class. Read here

November 2018

  • KiwiBuild 'not aimed at low-income families' - Phil Twyford. Read here
  • Shifting sands of Policy with KiwiBuild. Read here
  • Editorial: How 'affordable' is Kiwibuild? Read here
  • KiwiBuild is not buyers' only affordable housing option. Read here
  • Duncan Garner: $650,000 KiwiBuild housing leaving out the lower class. Read here
  • KiwiBuild's true test still to come. Read here
  • Housing minister says KiwiBuild not for low-income buyers. Read here
  • Five myths about KiwiBuild - and who it's meant to help. Read here
  • Housing crisis to worsen despite Government's KiwiBuild policy. Read here
  • First KiwiBuild families welcomed to new Papakura homes. Read here
  • Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announces 175 Kiwibuild homes for Waikato town. Read here
  • Solar panels weren't considered for Kiwibuild. Read here
  • MBIE: Innovative solutions that increase off-site manufactured value in KiwiBuild’s supply-chain. Read here
  • Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announces 175 Kiwibuild homes for Waikato town. Read here
  • More new KiwiBuild homes in lifestyle-focused development in Te Kauwhata. Read here
  • Minister rightly lacks confidence in KiwiBuild. Read here
  • Charity backs call for progressive home ownership option in KiwiBuild. Read here
  • New Mt Albert apartments in Auckland for eligible KiwiBuild. Read here
  • The house-owning dream is worth waking up from. Read here
  • One Year On: How has the govt performed on housing? Read here
  • Ballots open for new Mt. Albert KiwiBuild apartments. Read here
  • KiwiBuild once again fails to deliver - Judith Collins. Read here
  • North and South Island KiwiBuild homes being balloted. Read here
  • Rental demand outstripping home ownership rates in New Zealand. Read here
  • Photos: Sneak peek at the 25 new KiwiBuild homes announced today for Auckland's Onehunga. Read here
  • A bird's eye view of Auckland’s Kiwibuild sites. Read here
  • Even KiwiBuild homes are likely beyond reach many first homes buyers. Read here
  • KiwiBuild fever strikes Wanaka. Read here
  • Government turns to prefab housing as 'potential game-changer' for KiwiBuild. Read here
  • First KiwiBuild ballot winners set to get their keys and pay $100k below market value. Read here
  • Mathew Hooton KiwiBuild needs urgent rethink. Read here
  • KiwiBuild houses sell for less than first-home buyers paying. Read here
  • Find out more about Wanaka's KiwiBuild homes this weekend. Read here
  • Are lego-like prefab apartments a construction shortage solution? Read here
  • The Great con that is affordable KiwBuild houses. Read here

October 2018

  • Dozens of would-be property owners vying for new KiwiBuild homes in Auckland's Papakura. Read here
  • Three bedroom KiwiBuild house 90,000 cheaper. Read here
  • KIwiBuild houses at Wanaka to be priced between $565,000 and $650,000. Read here
  • KiwiBuild first for Wanaka. Read here
  • Public invited to vote for favourite prefab in design competition. Read here
  • First South Island KiwiBuild homes coming to ballot soon. Read here
  • Banks get curious about funding prefabs and tiny houses. Read here
  • Twyford acknowledges problems as KiwiBuild is overwhelmed by proposals. Read here
  • Affordable homes slip away for first home buyers. Read here
  • Waikato building company could solve housing crisis. Read here
  • BNZ unveils KiwiBuild mortgage offering. Read here
  • KIwiBuild will benefit the few, not the many: Economist. Read here
  • David Hargreaves reckons the directions of the housing market over the next few months will decide a lot of things. Read here
  • KiwiBuild apartment too small for lending. Read here
  • Speeding up the housing market: a prefabulous idea. Read here
  • Thousands of new homes to be built in Auckland's Mt Roskill as Government strives to tackle housing crisis. Read here
  • Will getting ahead in New Zealand increasingly become a lottery. Read here
  • Government asked to support 'eco-city' and use KiwiBuild funds for captial's housing solution. Read here
  • Balloting opens today for KiwiBuild apartments at @340 Onehunga. Read here
  • Apartment display suite opens at @340 Onehunga. Read here
  • New KiwiBuild apartments are affordable, but are they accessible? Read here
  • Fletcher invests tens of millions of prefab housing factory. Read here
  • Fletcher building plans two homes a day prefab plant. Read here
  • KiwiBuild in action Re-igniting dream of buying 3 bedroom house in Auckland. Read here
  • Mount Roskill becomes the trailblazer for transformation. Read here
  • Villa and in apartment living latest KiwiBuild initiative off block. Read here
  • Phil Twyford admits embarrassing KiwiBuild blunder. Read here
  • KiwiBuild tell him hes dreaming. Read here
  • KiwiBuild registration explained. Read here
  • ASB offers KiwiBuld package. Read here
  • Govt announces 10000 new homes Mt Roskill. Read here
  • Thousands of new homes promised for Mt Roskill development. Read here
  • Govt sweeteners for KiwiBuild offsite manufacturers. Read here
  • Prefab housing potential game changer for KiwiBuild. Read here
  • ASB drops minimum deposit 5pc for KiwiBuild applicants. Read here
  • KiwiBuild should be profitable for builders - Housing Minister. Read here
  • KiwiBuild significantly cheaper than other small-scale developments, Colliers says. Read here
  • KiwiBuild goals a massive challenge. Read here
  • The Government kicks off selection process to find modular house builders for its KiwiBuild scheme. Read here

September 2018

  • KiwiBuild announces an opportunity for offsite manufacturers. Read here
  • First KiwiBuild homes completed and ready for sale. Read here
  • The first KiwiBuild ballots are opening soon! Read here
  • Lenders look for KiwiBuild loan opportunities. Read here
  • Over 2000 pre-qualifying for first KiwiBuild homes. Read here
  • Former broadcaster Rachel Smalley now manager at government housing programme KiwiBuild. Read here
  • How to get a $650,000 KiwiBuild-style house down to an affordable $300,000. Read here
  • Banks evince interest on Kiwibuild homes. Read here
  • Kiwibank's 90 per cent KiwiBuild mortgages. Read here
  • Buying a KiwiBuild Sitemap. Read here
  • Kiwibank offers KiwiBuild mortgages with only a 10 per cent deposit. Read here
  • More than half of KiwiBuild development proposals still under evaluation. Read here
  • KiwiBuild chances questioned after construction sector meltdown. Read here
  • More construction business failures on the horizon in the wake of Ebert. Read here

August 2018

  • 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 the 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 2018

  • 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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