Housing

New neighbourhoods: Waimahia inlet

Waimahia Inlet is an affordable housing development located in Weymouth on an estuary of the Manukau Harbour.   Tāmaki Makaurau Community Housing, as the developer, has had a goal of providing affordable, good quality housing for lower income families within a strong and supportive community. This longitudinal study has tracked the experiences of residents as they have established homes at Waimahia and engaged with the social and material aspects of the neighbourhood environment. This three-year research project was funded by the National Science Challenge: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities.

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The New Zealand Private Rental Sector

Rental properties are first and foremost a landlord’s property and not a tenant’s  home. Tenant turnover is high in rental properties and this is increasingly driven by the buying and selling of homes as real estate. Homeownership is seen as the only route to housing security – by tenants and landlords alike.

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