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4 August 2016

Good Homes Tool and Positive Ageing

Four years after the tool was first launched it continues to be promoted as a useful resource for older people. Marlborough District Council News June 2016


4 February 2016

Goodhomes Supports Kawerau and District Ageing in Place Incorporated

Goodhomes supports KADAP (Kawerau and District Ageing in Place incorporated), a community-based solution supporting older people to age well and safely in their homes and communities. Although support models that help older people to continue living independently in their homes are operating overseas, KADAP was developed to meet local needs, and is unique in New […]


22 September 2015

Tools Feedback

Three years after the final tools were released we continue to have feedback from individuals and those working with older people about how helpful they find the tools. Some recent examples from people we’ve spoken with include: Mrs R was worried about things that needed fixing around her house. She was anxious that she would […]


17 August 2013

Radio NZ Interview with Kay Saville-Smith

Kay was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show about older people, affordable housing and downsizing. For the full interview clink the link below:


1 June 2013

Programme Completion

The Repairs and Maintenance Good Homes Research programme has now been completed. We will not be adding new material to this section of the site but the tools and other research outputs and reports will continue to be available.


22 January 2013

Gold status for research

We recently received feedback from MBIE (the research funders) on our 2012 annual reporting for this research. The annual reporting resulted in a ‘gold status’ for the research, indicating the contract was performing above expectations. We would like to thank the research team and all the individuals and organisations who participated in and supported the […]


12 September 2012

Good Homes Tool update

The householder tool and the support service provider tool have had a minor revision in Solution G relating to roof and gutter moss. The links on the tools page have been updated so the tools that download are now the new version. You should use the updated version of the tool. Note if you are […]


18 July 2012

Marlborough workshop well attended

The final Marlborough workshop on 16 July 2012 was a report back session for those who attended the first Marlborough charrette, who tested the tools and/or are interested in the next step – getting the tools out into the community. The workshop was very well attended with more than 40 representatives from a range of […]


4 July 2012

Good Homes Tools released to public

Four years of researching, writing and testing are over! The Good Homes Tools to help older people keep on top of repairs and maintenance are now available to the public and can be downloaded from this site for free. The Good Homes research shows that older people often put off repairs and maintenance because they […]


1 May 2012

Good Homes Repairs and Maintenance Summit Presentations Available to Download

Research team presentations from the Summit held on 24 April 2012 covering – the research, case studies and the tools are now available to download from the publications page. See the link document under Bulletins on the publications page.