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Door opens to affordable home ownership

4 July 2018

From today aspiring homeowners can register their interest in a KiwiBuild home, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced.

Read the Minister’s press release on the Beehive website

KiwiBuild kicks off with up to 400 homes in Northcote

28 June 2018

Up to 400 affordable homes will be built in the Auckland suburb of Northcote under the KiwiBuild programme, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

Read the Minister’s press release on the Beehive website

Proposals for KiwiBuild off-site factories to be sought

 23 June 2018

The Government will invite companies to express their interest in setting up or expanding off-site manufacturing factories to make KiwiBuild homes, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

Read the Minister’s press release on the Beehive website

Overwhelming interest from developers in KiwiBuild

13 June 2018

Almost 100 proposals have been received from developers in response to the Government’s KiwiBuild Buying off the Plans tender, says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.

Read the Minister's release on the Beehive website

Head of KiwiBuild appointed

10 May 2018

Stephen Barclay has been appointed as the Head of KiwiBuild, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain announced today.

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KiwiBuild: Opportunity for developers launched

8 May 2018

Tender documents for the KiwiBuild ‘Buying off the Plans’ initiative – whereby the Government will underwrite or purchase new homes the private sector and others are developing – have been released today, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.

Read the Minister's release on the Beehive website  

Frames go up on first KiwiBuild houses

28 April 2018

The first KiwiBuild homes are now under construction in Papakura, says Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford.

Read the Minister's release on the Beehive website

Unitec deal marks major KiwiBuild milestone

25 March 2018

The Government has announced the first major development under its ambitious KiwiBuild programme with the purchase of 29 hectares of land for thousands of houses in Auckland.

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KiwiBuild Unit announced

19 December 2017

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced the establishment of a new interim KiwiBuild Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Read the Minister's release on the Beehive website