The KiwiBuild programme was set up by the government to help more New Zealanders buy their own home. There are 87 KiwiBuild apartments at Manaaki, mostly one and two-bedroom options, but also – uniquely – 11 three-bedroom apartments.
Keen to buy a KiwiBuild apartment at Manaaki?
Our 76 one and two-bedroom KiwiBuild apartments are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, by appointment. All the appointments to purchase are now fully booked. We are however running a waitlist, so if you have missed out, please email email@example.com who will place you on the list.
There has also been immense interest in our 11 three-bedroom KiwiBuild apartments and so these are being sold via ballot. The Manaaki Three-Bedroom Ballot has now closed.
Indeed, our How to Buy has all you need to know about our 87 KiwiBuilds at Manaaki. It takes you through everything step by step.
Check your KiwiBuild eligibility
The eligibility requirements for KiwiBuild have evolved from the scheme's inception in 2018. Initially targeted at first-home buyers only, the scheme was extended in 2019 to allow homeowners a 'second chance'. The eligibility requirements have since been broadened further.
To be eligible for KiwiBuild you must:
(a) be at least 18 years old
(b) be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or resident visa holder who is 'ordinarily resident in New Zealand'
(c) have a pre-tax income from the previous 12 months of:
— $120,000 or less for a single buyer; or
— $180,000 or less combined for two (or more) buyers
(d) intend to own and live in the home for the minimum ownership period
(e) not own another home at the time you settle on a KiwiBuild home.
There are a few more things in the fine print you should know – the government's KiwiBuild website has an Eligibility Criteria Guide which covers everything in detail, along with an excellent FAQs section which lays things out in straightforward Plain English. If you have any questions for the KiwiBuild team, they have an 0800 enquiry line and general info email address.
To apply for pre-qualification with KiwiBuild, go to www.kiwibuild.govt.nz.