Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities

Thursday, 10 September 2020
Aug/Sep 2020

On the – virtual – ground with Kāinga Ora

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) held its inaugural virtual investor day on 19 August to showcase its role as a world-class public-housing landlord and leader in delivering urban-development projects. The goal was to explain the agency’s role to debt investors beyond the normal tenets of its funding programme.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Jun/Jul 2021

Back on track in the New Zealand high-grade market

At the start of June, KangaNews and Westpac brought together New Zealand’s biggest government-sector issuers in Wellington to discuss the path of their market from the depths of the crisis back to functionality, the new challenges of 2021 and the outlook for a raft of factors – including sustainable-finance evolution, inflation-linked issuance and the long-dated market.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Jun/Jul 2021

A new phase of funding maturity for Kāinga Ora

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities has been building the curve for Housing New Zealand Limited bonds since its market return three years ago. The agency’s Wellington-based treasurer, Jason Bligh, assesses progress after a successful if turbulent 2020 and ahead of a forthcoming online investor day to be hosted on the KangaNews events hub.

Friday, 21 May 2021

Kāinga Ora reveals NZ$2.3 billion funding task for 2021/22

On 21 May, following the release of the New Zealand budget, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities announced a NZ$2.3 billion (US$1.7 billion) funding requirement for the 2021/22 financial year. The borrower says this incorporates the government’s announcement earlier this year of an additional NZ$2 billion in funding over 10 years to scale up land acquisitions and boost housing supply.

Thursday, 29 April 2021
Apr/May 2021

Women in New Zealand Capital Markets Roundtable

In 2020, KangaNews launched its Women in Capital Markets Yearbook with a focus on amplifying female voices in the Australian market. The publication received widespread positive response, including requests from New Zealand to bring a similar project to the other side of the Tasman Sea. On 8 March this year – International Women’s Day – KangaNews hosted its first roundtable discussion exclusively featuring female leaders in the New Zealand debt market. The event was not just to discuss gender diversity but to provide a forum for their voices at a key moment of market development.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Apr/May 2021

New Zealand takes on the housing behemoth

Housing affordability has been a critical issue in New Zealand for some time but a price explosion in 2020 has heightened the national focus. The government has announced a suite of policies to tackle the issue but efforts to press gang monetary and regulatory policy into service have run into resistance.

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