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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a new home!

2019-08-27T09:31:28+00:00August 27th, 2019|

If you were up early in Tauranga over the weekend, chances are you would have seen a new two-bedroom being transported to its final resting place. More than 27 people, including AP staff and contractors, were involved in moving the 13-tonne house. It was a tight turnaround, having to be off the road by 5:30am, [...]

The going got tough in Lifemark’s Age Lab

2019-08-19T09:59:14+00:00August 19th, 2019|

Accessible Properties Housing Development Team (from left) Nigel Smith Isabelle Janus and Dave Orrell Accessible Properties’ Housing Development team has had a small taste of what it’s like to cope with physical limitations. Housing Development Manager Nigel Smith, Project Manager Dave Orrell and Project Administrator Isabelle Janus recently spent time in an Age [...]

Accessible Properties continues to ease rental crisis in Tauranga

2019-08-02T09:17:31+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Accessible Properties has been highlighted in the news this week in its work to offer more diverse solutions in the Tauranga area. In a series of articles in the Bay of Plenty Times, it was reported 28 new social housing homes are being built in Tauranga – one of the country’s most unaffordable cities. Over [...]

Accessible Properties wins award for fresh approach to meth management

2019-06-13T09:59:30+00:00June 12th, 2019|

John O'Brien, Greg Orchard, Vicki McLaren, Amy Law and Suzanne Tana Accessible Properties New Zealand has won an award for a collaborative approach to meth management in its Tauranga community housing. APNZL won the Leading Asset Management category for ‘Tauranga Portfolio Asset Management in a Changing Political Environment’ in the New Zealand leg [...]

Accessible Properties congratulates Sir Paul Adams

2019-06-03T10:10:44+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

Accessible Properties congratulates Sir Paul Adams on his Knighthood for services to philanthropy and community. Sir Paul served as Chair of Accessible Properties from its establishment as a wholly owned subsidiary of IHC New Zealand in 2010 until last year. Accessible Properties Chief Executive Greg Orchard says Sir Paul’s commitment to providing good quality housing [...]

Accessible Properties Tauranga tenants keep warm thanks to Good Neighbour

2019-06-03T10:24:46+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Good Neighbour completed their largest firewood drop ever recently with some of it going to Accessible Properties tenants. Earlier in May Georgina Willers from Accessible Properties and her husband volunteered their time to get 62 cubes of firewood and 150 bags of kindling out to 31 families – 10 of which were tenants referred by [...]

Accessible Properties celebrates two years in Tauranga

2019-04-03T12:50:32+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

Development currently underway at 878 Cameron Road. The two original houses on the site were demolished to make way for six new 2-bedroom units, due for completion June 2019. On April 1 Accessible Properties (APNZL) celebrated two years since taking over the majority of Tauranga’s former Housing New Zealand portfolio. APNZL is proud [...]

Not-for-profits put people’s needs first

2019-02-01T11:07:57+00:00February 1st, 2019|

  Media Release 31 January 2018 Accessible Properties (APNZL) shares the concerns of Community Housing advocates that the current Government policy to sign-up for-profit developers as public housing providers is a recipe for disaster. APNZL supports the view that government investment in public housing is best achieved through not-for-profit organisations putting people’s needs first. "The [...]

Pukehinahina/Gate Pa Tenants talk with APNZL

2019-02-01T11:59:57+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

Betty Blockley was one of three winners of a $100 grocery voucher. Betty says she will use the money to bake the APNZL team a cake! In January Accessible Properties Tauranga invited 150 of our Pukehinahina/Gate Pa tenants to tell us about their community – the level of engagement [...]

Five new homes for people with disabilities

2018-12-03T15:34:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

This September Accessible Properties opened five new homes in Massey, Auckland as part of the city’s new Moire Road development – the first of more than 100 homes Accessible Properties has planned across Auckland. These first five homes were built as a joint venture partnership between Ngāti Whātua Orākei and Fletcher Living, delivering 200 [...]