Housing Bader Drive

Today (20 May) the government released the independent review into Kāinga Ora carried out by Sir Bill English and supported by Ceinwen McNeill and Simon Allen. The review announced last December looked into the financial situation, procurement and asset management at Kāinga Ora.

A series of recommendations has been made with Cabinet agreeing to four of the recommendations today:

  • Recommendation 4(a): Aligning contractual arrangements across Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers (CHPs)
  • Recommendation 5(a): Refreshing the Kāinga Ora Board
  • Recommendation 5(b): Issue simplified direction to Kāinga Ora
  • Recommendation 6: Ministers set an expectation that the Kāinga Ora Board will develop a credible and detailed plan to improve financial performance with the goal of eliminating losses. 

There will be further consideration to the changes recommended by the review over the next few months.

Today the new chair of the Kāinga Ora board was announced – Simon Moutter will take up his role on 4 June.

Read the Minister of Housing's media release on the Beehive website(external link)

Read the final report on the Beehive website(external link)