Housing New Zealand


PHOTO: SUPPLIED An artist’s impression of the new Housing New Zealand properties planned for Epuni.

Housing New Zealand is building 153 homes on long-vacant land in Epuni.

In 2012 the process of moving tenants from earthquake-prone homes on the site began and in 2015 the houses were demolished.

Two years later on the campaign trail then Labour leader Andrew Little visited the site to announce plans for 400 KiwiBuilds in Lower Hutt costing up to $350,000 each.

Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi acknowledged it had been “a long journey” but said he was pleased to deliver the good news to the local community.