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The Affordable Housing Summit NZ

Building the scale, sustainability, and quality of the affordable housing sector 


31 October - 1 November 2023

Build-to-Rent Day

2 November 2023

Crowne Plaza, Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau

Welcome to the 7th Annual Affordable Housing Summit NZ

This year’s Annual Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit is an influential platform showcasing the nation’s groundbreaking initiatives in community and affordable housing management, development, funding, and technology. 


As we approach the 2023 general election, there is a growing concern regarding the future of housing growth, urban density laws, and affordable housing guidelines.


These issues will be focal points of discussion at the Summit, providing stakeholders with a valuable opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and actively shape the trajectory of housing policies and practices in New Zealand.   

What's New for 2023?

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Featured Speakers

Julie Scott

Chief Executive

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

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Terri Eggleton

Impact Investment Manager

Bay Trust 

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Conrad LaPointe

Chief Executive Officer

Habitat for Humanity

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Paula Southgate


Hamilton City Council 

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Haehaetu Barrett

Chief Executive

Lifewise NZ 

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Stephen Hart

Chief Executive Officer

CORT Community Housing 

Don't miss out on Build-to-Rent Day (2 Nov)

For the final day of the Summit, the focus will shift entirely to the emerging trend of Build-to-Rent in New Zealand.


Finish off the Summit with a Site Tour to Westlight Apartments or Oranga Developments, where you can see many of the ideas and principles discussed throughout the Summit already being implemented in New Zealand’s largest philanthropic social housing developments.

Review the program for BTR day here

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 Westlight Apartments, Glen Eden 

Delivered in partnership between the Ted Manson Foundation, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and Home in Place, Westlight Apartments is a prime example of how financers, government, and community housing providers can partner to deliver mixed-use, mixed-tenure Transit Urban Developments that provide affordable and secure long-term housing options.

 Oranga Apartments, Onehunga 

Oranga Apartments, developed by New Zealand's largest Build-to-Rent operator, Simplicity Living, comprises 60 apartments built in 13 months using in-situ concrete walls, floor slabs and full brick cladding. The apartments were fully leased within two weeks after receiving 450 registrations of interest. The grounds are extensively landscaped with several notable sculptures by artist Anton Forde. 

Who Should Attend?

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Why Attend?


Learn how community housing providers and local councils can partner together to optimise affordable housing solutions


Upgrade existing housing stock to deliver solutions for health and
energy inequities


Create cost-effective housing solutions without compromising the
quality of construction


Tap into diverse funding streams for affordable housing development


Balance cost, community benefits, and quality when considering denser living as an affordable housing solution


Test the financial viability and community benefits of alternative affordable housing models such as Build-to-Rent


Ensure sustainable practices increase a building’s longevity and
to climate events


Provide accessible and inclusive community and social housing opportunities that improve the wellbeing of residents

CEO, Island Child Charitable Trust NZ

“Best and most relevant conference I have ever attended in NZ. Thank you for providing an excellent learning and network space.”



Crowne Plaza Auckland

128 Albert Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

T: +64 9 302 1111

Accomodation: Special room rate of $245.00 room inclusive of GST. Arrival date 31st October 2023 and departure date 3rd November 2023. View more.

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