Housing New Zealand

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Housing New Zealand
Kaporeihana ā-Whare o Aotearoa[1]
Agency overview
Formed1894 – State Advances Office
1936 – State Advances Corporation
1974 – Housing Corporation of New Zealand (HCNZ)
2001 – Housing New Zealand Corporation
2018 – Housing New Zealand (HNZ)
JurisdictionNew Zealand
Headquarters80 Boulcott Street,
Wellington 6011,
New Zealand[1]
Employees921 (2013)[2]
Ministers responsible
  • Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development[3]
  • Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development
    Minister for Building and Construction[3]
Agency executives
  • Adrienne Young-Cooper, Board Chairperson[4]
  • Andrew McKenzie, Chief Executive[4]
Websitewww.hnzc.co.nz

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) is a Crown agency that provides public housing services for New Zealanders in need. It has Crown entity status under the Crown Entities Act 2004.[4]

History[edit]

State housing in New Zealand dates from 1894 with the establishment of the State Advances Office.[5]

In 1905, Prime Minister Richard Seddon introduced the Workers Dwellings Act 1905, introducing public housing to New Zealand. This Act made New Zealand the first nation in the Western world to provide public housing for its citizens. The scheme ultimately failed in 1906 when the workers could no longer afford to pay the high rents asked by the Government for the properties.[6]

The first official state house was opened in 1937 at 12 Fife Lane in Miramar in Wellington.[7]

Housing Corporation of New Zealand was formed in 1974 through a merger of the State Advances Corporation (SAC) and the Housing Division of the Ministry of Works.[8] The Housing New Zealand Corporation in its current form is a statutory corporation that was established on 1 July 2001 under the Housing Corporation Act 1974, as amended by the Housing Corporation Amendment Act 2001. This was an amalgamation of Housing New Zealand Limited, Community Housing Limited, and the Ministry of Social Policy. In 2018 the government removed the word Corporation from the name and it is formally known as Housing New Zealand.[9]

Responsibility[edit]

Housing New Zealand was the New Zealand Government's principal advisor on housing with its primary role as a provider and manager for housing, specialising in New Zealanders in need of housing assistance.[10]

In 2011 this role was transferred to the Department of Building and Housing, and then in 2012 it was again transferred to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

In April 2014 the Ministry of Social Development took over the assessment of housing needs to determine who was entitled to social housing and their rent subsidy entitlement.[11]

Management[edit]

Ministers responsible[edit]

The shareholding ministers of all Housing New Zealand subsidiaries are the Minister of Housing and the Minister of Finance.

The Minister of Housing/and Urban Development

Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development/Minister for Building and Construction

The Minister of Finance

Board[edit]

Name Position Notes
Adrienne Young-Cooper Chairperson [4]
Vui Mark Gosche Deputy Chairperson
Michael Schur Director
John Duncan Director
Mark Ratcliffe Director
Huhana Hickey Director
Leigh Auton Director
Philippa Howden-Chapman Director

Chairpersons

  • Roger Bonifant (2001–2004)[10]
  • Patrick Snedden (2005–2010)[21][22]
  • Alan Jackson (2011–2012)[23]
  • Allan Freeth (2013–2014)[24]
  • Adrienne Young-Cooper (2014–present)[11]

Senior management[edit]

The senior management of Housing New Zealand at 22 July 2017 was as follows.

Name Title Notes
Andrew McKenzie Chief Executive [25]
Greg Groufsky Deputy Chief Executive [4]
Paul Commons Chief Operating Officer
Rose Anne MacLeod Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Dougherty General Manager – Asset Development
Caroline Butterworth General Manager – Communications and Stakeholders
Rowan Macrae General Manager – People, Technology, and Change
Andrew Booker General Manager – Business Innovation and Development
Gareth Stiven General Manager – Strategy

Chief executives

  • Michael Lennon (2001–2003)[10]
  • Helen Fulcher (2003–2006)[26][27]
  • Lesley McTurk (2006–2012)[28][23]
  • Glen Sowry (2013–2016)[29]
  • Andrew McKenzie (2016–present)[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Housing New Zealand". www.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Housing NZ defends axing staff as consultant spend triples". Radio New Zealand. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Our Structure". Housing New Zealand. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "State housing agencies". hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Page 2. The state builds suburbs". teara.govt.nz. Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Our Statement of Intent 2017–2021" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "State housing". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/09/government-to-legislate-fairness-into-housing-nz-s-objectives.html
  10. ^ a b c d "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2001-2002" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2014-2015" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Hon Vui Mark Gosche". government.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b "New Zealand Cabinet Ministers 2004". decisionmaker.co.nz. Decision Maker. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Full Cabinet list". Stuff.co.nz. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Ministerial List for Announcement for 17 November 2008" (PDF). Scoop Media. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Hon Phil Heatley". government.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Hon Dr Nick Smith". parliament.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Cabinet reshuffle: List of ministers". Stuff.co.nz. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Hon Paula Bennett". parliament.nz. Parliament of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  20. ^ a b Bramwell, Chris (18 December 2016). "English names new Cabinet line-up". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2005-2006" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2009-2010" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2011-2012" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). hnzc.co.nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  25. ^ a b "Andrew McKenzie appointed as new CEO of Housing New Zealand". Housing New Zealand Media. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Housing NZ chief resigns". TVNZ. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  27. ^ "5. Housing New Zealand Corporation—Treaty of Waitangi". Parliament of New Zealand. 7 October 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Housing New Zealand Annual Report 2007-2008" (PDF). hnzc.co,nz. Housing New Zealand Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  29. ^ Rutherford, Hamish (2 December 2015). "Housing NZ boss set for big pay rise as CEO of Metlifecare next year". stuff.co.nz. Stuff Business Day. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

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