Six KiwiBuild houses in Northlake still on the market

Just four of the 10 KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka’s Northlake subdivision have been sold.

In November, Kiwibuild announced families were in the process of buying seven of the houses.

However, Kiwibuild spokesman Clint Smith told the Otago Daily Times yesterday: "as with all property sales, some of the time purchases don’t end up being completed".

For privacy reasons, he declined to say why sales did not go ahead.

The six unsold houses — four completed three-bedroom houses and two completed two-bedroom houses — are now on the market at prices ranging from $565,000 to $645,000.

The 10 Kiwibuild houses at Northlake were the first built outside  Auckland and were initially offered in a ballot.

A lack of interest from buyers led to the ballot being extended by 10 days. A ballot is now not part of the sales process.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford announced in September 211 KiwiBuild homes would be built at Northlake over the following two years to provide young first-home buyers with "a crack at affordable home ownership".

Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter