Searching for a new home got you feeling overwhelmed?

It’s totally normal. There are so many questions: Where should I buy? How can I be sure the house is good quality? Am I getting value for money? The good news is that the decision to buy in one of the Kāinga Ora-led developments at Northcote, Hobsonville Point, Roskill, Mangere or Tāmaki comes with plenty of reassurance you’re making a smart move.

Who is K
inga Ora?

Kāinga Ora is the government agency tasked with delivering thousands of new homes to New Zealanders, including state, open market and KiwiBuild homes. Their urban development team works with award-winning architects, respected builders, urban planners and local communities to deliver high quality homes and neighbourhoods that will be a pleasure to live in for generations to come.

A world class public housing landlord. An urban development authority. To find out more click here

Better homes

Every home built in a Kāinga Ora-led development must achieve a 6 Homestar rating or higher, so you know they’ll be warm, dry, energy- and water-efficient, and built from quality materials. Compare that to the average older Kiwi house, which would achieve a 2-3 Homestar rating; or the average new house built to the NZ Building code, which would achieve a 3-4 Homestar rating.

Better neighbourhoods

Significant investment is being poured into each of these five neighbourhoods to build on their strengths and prepare them for growth. Kāinga Ora and their partners are upgrading streets, infrastructure, walkways, parks and town centres, so you can be confident you’re buying in an area people will love to live in for years to come.

No surprises

One of the most frustrating things about buying a home is paying for builders reports and lawyers’ fees, only to get outbid over and over again at auctions. When you buy a new-build home off the plans in one of these five Kāinga Ora developments, you can say goodbye to wasted money, bidding wars and budget creep. The quality is assured and the price is fixed. Now that’s a smart move.

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4,500 new homes
  • 5km coastal walkway and public art trail already built
  • Thriving waterfront hospitality precinct and Farmers Market
  • Ferry service to the CBD runs 7 days/week
  • 26ha of parks and open green spaces
1,700 new homes
  • A mix of state, open market, and more affordable homes – mainly KiwiBuild
  • 5km from the CBD
  • Northcote town centre to be fully redeveloped
  • Te Ara Awataha – a new pedestrian and cycling greenway - will link homes, parks, schools and the town centre
11,000 new homes
  • A mix of state, open market, and more affordable homes – mainly KiwiBuild
  • 8km from the CBD
  • Infrastructure being upgraded to future-proof the neighbourhoods, beautify shared spaces, and create safer streets
  • Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek) walkway will provide a green spine through Roskill
10,500 new homes
  • 7,000 homes (including affordable), plus 3,500 new state homes coming to the area
  • 12 minutes by train to the CBD
  • Panmure and Glen Innes town centres will be renewed
  • The 11km Tāmaki Loop for pedestrians and cyclists will link the coast, Maungarei (Mount Wellington), parks and streets
10,000 new homes
  • A mix of state, open market, and more affordable homes – mainly KiwiBuild
  • 1-bedroom apartments to 5-bedroom family homes are being built
  • Parks are being upgraded to be more usable and beautiful
  • Mangere will get easier to move around, on foot or by car
1,200 new homes
  • A mix of state, open market, and more affordable homes
  • 2km from Ellerslie and Onehunga villages
  • Streets, footpaths and infrastructure are being upgraded
  • Access to Fergusson Domain will be improved

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities reserve the right to make changes at any time to the products described in this website, without notice or obligation. All details should be rechecked carefully with developer partners before entering into a sale and purchase agreement. Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this website correctly illustrates the developments proposed at the time of creation, no responsibility will be taken for any differences which may become apparent on or prior to completion of the developments, or for inaccuracies, errors or omissions. This website is intended as a guide only and does not constitute an offer or contract.