Kāinga Ora slashes building times and red tape, select committee hears

Kāinga Ora slashes building times and red tape, select committee hears
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Greg Hurrell
Kāinga Ora has slashed building times by up to a quarter of what it previously took, according to its chief executive Andrew McKenzie.McKenzie was answering questions from Parliament's social services and community select committee on Thursday for the housing agency’s annual review.He said the build stage was down to between 67 and 100 days, depending on the builder, from what had previously been about nine months.It also reduced pre-construction processes to 33 days “every time”, he said. The agency had gone through...

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