The first houses built under Kiwibuild have been opened with a street party.
Last week the Prime Minister welcomed 18 families to their KiwiBuild homes in Auckland’s Papakura suburb.
The McLennan development in Papakura is the first finished KiwiBuild development. It is part of the governments plan to build 100,000 homes in the next decade.
The demand for these houses is so big those wanting to buy the homes had to have a pre-approved mortgage and then enter a ballot.
The owners of one of the new homes have compared their purchase to winning Lotto.
Another 12 KiwiBuild homes at the site are scheduled to be finished by Christmas, with another 58 to built next year.