Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Hous­ing New Zealand con­tracted Cre­at­ing Com­mu­ni­ties to buy 156 state house sec­tions in 2013, in or­der to build 260 new homes on the sites.

Seventy-eight of the new homes will be owned by Hous­ing New Zealand and the re­main­der will be sold.

The project was con­ceived as a cat­a­lyst to en­cour­age in­vest­ment through­out the area, Hous­ing New Zealand says.

Of the 156 old state houses, 41 were ini­tially ear­marked for de­mo­li­tion.

Four­teen homes were taken to Springhill Pri­son to be re­fur­bished by in­mates and 11 have been re­lo­cated to Kaitaia for the He Ko­rowai Trust home own­er­ship scheme.

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