Health Housing News and Events

10 Jul 2020

Our housing and health research programme He Kāinga Oranga is one of the big winners in the latest HRC grants,  set to receive just under $5 million over five years to continue research to maximise the health and wellbeing gains from housing. Please Read  for more details


21 May 2020

Budget 2020 – Expert Reaction on Housing from Distinguished Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard

Please  Read more.

14 Oct 2019

Professor Philippa Howden- Chapman has been appointed as one of the six board members of Kāinga Ora.  Please Read

13 Aug 2019

Lead researcher at the Housing and Health Research Programme, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the time they were four years old. For the details and the publication Please read


13 Jun 2019

Kimberley O’Sullivan, a research fellow at He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme said her research has shown that prepay customers usually ended up paying more than they would on the open market, please read for more details.

06 Jun 2019

You can now see the presentations from the WHO International Housing & Health Guidelines: Southern Hemisphere Launch which took place on 25 February 2019 on the Public Health Summer School webpage.


10 May 2019

Congratulations to Dr Amore, who makes the homeless count, and is receiving her PhD at a graduation ceremony at the University of Otago, Dunedin on May 11. Please read for more details and more information here.

09 Apr 2019

Why don’t owners improve their homes? Results from a survey conducted by researchers from He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme following a housing warrant of fitness assessment for health and safety. Please read the paper.