July 26, 2021
Raukokore housing revamp gets official tick
A revamp of the remote eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Raukokore near East Cape was opened today by Housing Ministers Megan Woods and Peeni Henare.
By the end of August Te Whānau a Maruhaeremuri Trust and Maru Ora Ltd, working with Crown agencies, will have delivered 16 relocatable homes from Built Smart in Huntly, as well as renovating with existing homes.
The rent to buy homes arrive fully insulated and are being connected to a new solar plant, replacing costly diesel generators.
Mr Henare commended local iwi for their can-do attitude in tackling issues of homelessness and whānau living in sub-standard accommodation
The multigenerational whānau who move into the first home had been making do in a run-down post office building.
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