Kerikeri will soon see works starting on a 56-home development that will include public and affordable homes and is now eligible for grant funding for future affordable rental developments through the Affordable Rental Pathway.

Land for Housing will enable a 56-home development in Kerikeri 

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has purchased a 3.279-hectare site at 57A Hall Road in Kerikeri to enable 56 new homes to be built, which will include public housing or homes affordable for first home buyers.  

These homes will add a considerable supply of affordable homes for a community where they’re urgently needed. Kerikeri has had significant population growth, but residential development hasn’t kept up, resulting in growing rents and increasing house prices that has created severe financial stress for many Northlanders.  

Find out more about our Land for Housing programme.

Affordable Rental Pathway offers an additional $100 million for new affordable rentals across Aotearoa 

We’re opening round two of the Affordable Rental Pathway, which offers an additional $100 million of grant funding to not-for-profits to build new, affordable rentals.  

We’re inviting applications for developments across Aotearoa New Zealand, including Te Tai Tokerau, prioritising funding in parts of the country with the greatest need for affordable rentals. 

Organisations can submit a Registration of Interest in the fund from 27 February 2023 to the 27 March 2023.  

Find out more about the Affordable Rental Pathway by visiting link) or emailing  

Our place-based partnership is helping to further boost housing supply in Te Tai Tokerau 

These initiatives will complement the $10.3 million of infrastructure funding to unlock housing in Whangārei, support for Māori housing initiatives, and an extensive pipeline of public homes by Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers, to significantly increase housing supply in Te Tai Tokerau.  

Ben Dalton, DCE Place, leads work to coordinate our response to the urgent housing need in Northland and Rotorua, supporting a collaborative MAIHI and place-based approach to work with other agencies, iwi and organisations in these priority places.  

"Funding for critical infrastructure, alongside initiatives that support Māori led housing solutions, and a pipeline of public and affordable homes is an example of how we’re working with other agencies to make enduring change in a region with severe need for more housing,” Ben said.