Support services in the Taranaki Region

Nau mai – haere mai – welcome. This is a locally-maintained list of wellbeing / support services in Taranaki.

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Mā tōu rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Kāinga Ora

Website: Kainga Ora
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Biographical Info

We provide tenancy services to nearly 200,000 customers and their whānau and own / maintain nearly 69,000 public houses while also providing home ownership products and other services. We are focusing on prioritising our tenants’ wellbeing, and provide tenants with good quality, warm, dry and healthy homes. Our Taranaki team (based in the MSD Building at Dawson House, New Plymouth) look after almost 1200 homes in Taranaki. We work with a number of agencies and services to provide wrap-around support for our most vulnerable customers to enable them to live well in our homes.

We also work closely with the Ministry of Social Development, which is responsible for working with people who need housing, income and employment support and helping people access and sustain long-term accommodation, and help meet the cost of short-term, emergency accommodation.

In addition to our public housing landlord role, Kāinga Ora is also focused on delivering quality urban developments that connect homes with jobs, transport, open spaces and the facilities that communities need. This includes accelerating the availability of build-ready land, and building a mix of housing including public housing, affordable housing, homes for first home buyers and market housing of different types, sizes and tenures.

We have delivered nearly 7,000 homes in the past four and half years, the vast majority being newly built homes and our assets are worth nearly $40 billion. Through our large-scale developments up to 40,000 public, affordable and market homes will be delivered over the next 10-15 years.

Categories: Housing Support