Penina Health is the first Pacific provider under the Government's social housing reform programme.
The Government's vowing to build 34,000 new houses in Auckland over the next 10 years to help ease the city's housing shortage.
As the Reserve bank warns of rising mortgage rates could see Auckland home buyers spend 70 per cent of income on housing costs.
There are concerns for those relying on Auckland motels for emergency housing as two big sporting events are set to kick-off in the city.
It's not just an Auckland problem. Economists say Tauranga and Wellington are also showing signs of shortages.
Little is put on the spot about whether Labour will offer a housing subsidy for public service workers in Auckland.
The 40th anniversary of the first day of the 506 day occupation of Bastion Point (Takaparawhau) in Auckland to prevent the land being confiscated by the Crown for luxury housing is being marked today.