New Home Builders’ Information Session

Avoid ‘OH NO’ moments when building…by heading along to a free New Home Builders’ Information Session with your local Jennian team.

Building a new home is an exciting adventure and Jennian Homes has been building the homes New Zealanders want for more than 34 years.

Come and learn from the experts about the hidden costs of building and how to avoid surprises by designing a home, customised for you, to work within your true budget.

Our regular building Information Sessions arm you with lots of great information to help you on your journey to building your own home including:

  • Establishing your construction budget and how to avoid hidden costs.
  • The impact of designing your home in an environmentally friendly way, to save you money.
  • Planning the home you’ve always wanted.
  • Residential construction industry knowledge and advice.

Click here to register and to reserve your complimentary seats.



The Perfect Storm Could Be Brewing

Is the Investment Property market set to expand further with the updated New Zealand Reserve Bank LVR rules introducing further restrictions on ‘existing homes’, but potentially encouraging investors to ‘build new homes’?

The perfect storm could be brewing!

  • The new Auckland Unitary Plan encourages more construction in Auckland’s expanded borders to manage the desperate shortage of quality new homes.
  • Net migration has now passed 68,000 migrants annually and shows no immediate signs of slowing. These immigrants will need housing.
  • A threefold increase in Britons wanting to move to NZ after the Brexit vote, and the slowing Australian Minerals Boom all point to the strong need to continue to build new houses.
  • The Reserve Bank continues to exempt new construction from its nationwide LVR restrictions which creates opportunities for home owners and investors alike.

While there has been some scaremongering that the LVR restrictions may not be good for the economy, at Jennian Homes, we disagree. If you own a home and you want to build an investment property, you may now need *30% less total equity or deposit to build a new house than may be required to buy an existing house.

Working with Jennian’s Financial Partners, Jennian Homes is now able to provide innovative solutions to get you into an investment property with less equity or deposit than buying an existing home (which you occupy as your primary dwelling). The dream of an investment home is now achievable for many kiwis.

Many investors want both a capital gain and income, making building a great choice for the long term. With the correct loan structuring, a Jennian partnered finance option may not require loan repayments until your new investment property is completed, meaning your cashflow may not be interrupted until you have a tenant*.

Jennian Homes has been building homes Kiwi’s love for nearly 34 years and remains NZ’s oldest and most awarded group home builder, with truly national coverage.

Ask your nearest Jennian representative how to start your Investment Property tomorrow, with less equity or deposit than you might think. Our team will guide you through this process.

You may be surprised just how simple it can be to navigate what looks like a complicated mine field of barriers and LVR rules.

It is now time to act and talk to Jennian.


*Lending criteria applies.  The equity example above is based on an owner occupier building an investment property. Every customer’s situation may differ. 

 *The Jennian finance solution is bank funded, with specialist skills in new builds.

 *Jennian recommends all investors obtain proper independent advice. Jennian is not itself in the business of providing finance for a new home nor providing advice on property investment. 


Proud of our Home – Olympic Quiz

Jennian Homes Proud of our Home – Olympic Quiz

The NZ Olympic Team is mentally prepared for the games…and we want you to be too! Take part in our ‘Proud of our Home – Olympic Quiz’ this week for your chance to be the daily winner of a $100 Prezzy Card – there are 5 to be given away in total (one per day). Visit to enter, competition dates are Tuesday 2nd August – Saturday 6 August 2016.


Terms and Conditions

The promoter is: Jennian Holdings Limited, 60 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand (“Promoter”)

  1. Employees or contractors of the Promoter or its related companies or family members of employees/contractors or anyone else who is connected with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
  3. Route to entry for the competition is via To enter an entrant must:
    1. Be a member of Facebook;
    2. Submit their answer in the comments section beneath the quiz post.
  4. The Promoter takes no responsibility for entries that are delayed or not received for whatever reason.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse/remove any entry from the competition that is deemed to be unsuitable, distasteful, inappropriate, illegal, defamatory, objectionable, in breach of intellectual property rights or otherwise unacceptable.
  6. The prizes for the 5 winners of the competition are as follows:
    1. One ‘Prezzy Card’ to the value of $NZ100.00
    2. Selected at random by an independently supervised random draw
    3. There are 5 ‘Prezzy Cards’ in total to be given away – one per day.
  7. If the competition is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated or is interfered with in any way due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by the law to:
    1. Disqualify any entrant; or
    2. To modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the competition, as appropriate.
  8. No alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
  9. The winners will be notified by Facebook within seven days. If any winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
  10. The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. By entering this competition, an entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  12. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by New Zealand law.
  13. To the extent permitted by the law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury, loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising in any way out of the competition, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following:
    1. Any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); or
    2. Any third party interference.
  14. The winners agree to the use of their names and images in any publicity material, together with the full or partial reproduction of the material submitted as their entry into the competition. Any personal data relating to the winners or any other entrants will be stored and used for the purposes of running the competition and for marketing purposes by the Promoter and its related companies.
  15. Under the Privacy Act 1993, all individuals have the right to access and correct their personal information held by the Promoter by contacting Jennian Holdings Limited, 60 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and as a condition of entry into the competition; the entrants provide a complete release of Facebook.


Reserve Bank Announces New Rules

Jennian Homes applauds the Reserve Bank on its recent revision to Loan Value Restrictions (LVR).

While these changes may challenge investors who wish to stay in their current home and purchase an investment property, there has now never been a better time for an owner occupier to build a new home in NZ.

Jennian and our Finance Partners remain committed to assisting owner occupiers into new homes for as little as 5% deposit.

Existing housing stocks now require 20% equity across the entirety of NZ and now not just limited to Auckland. Investor purchases will move to 40% equity.

It is critical that additional housing stock be provided in NZ.

Current net migration data to the end of May 2016 is now 68,000 per annum which is a growth of at least 10,000 over the past year.

Currently the level of New Housing being provided into the NZ market saw a little over 28,000 residential consents issued to the end of May 2016.

Given current inflationary pressure most financial commentators and now picking an almost certainty of a further Official Cash Rate (OCR) cut before the end of 2016. These record lows are likely to remain in place for some time.

The now revised LVR conditions will in a small way assist to the correct the ongoing undersupply of housing stock in NZ.

While the complexity of the data may be scary and at best hard to understand, there has never been a better time than now to explore a new home over existing stock.

Jennian Homes Partners with NZ Olympic Team

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is proud to announce their partnership with Jennian Homes to help New Zealand athletes achieve their goals on the world stage. The organisation’s aim is to inspire excellence and pride in New Zealanders and enable New Zealand’s elite athletes to achieve on the world’s stage. The organisation also delivers school and education programmes and connects young New Zealanders with Olympic Ambassadors and the significant Olympic digital museum collection. Together with our sports and athletes the New Zealand Olympic Committee inspires New Zealanders and makes them proud.


Jennian Homes & New Zealand Olympic Team

For… all the people of New Zealand

Who… enjoy feeling connected and inspired through Olympic sport

What we’re offering is… a team everyone can really believe in

Because… the New Zealand Olympic team unites the nation with inspirational role models

Providing… the belief that with hard work and determination anyone can achieve their goals – however big or small

New homes pre-wired for solar

One of New Zealand’s leading home builders has opted to pre-wire every new home for solar power, solar batteries and electric car chargers.

Aidan Jury, chief operating officer of Jennian Homes, says the first system will be installed in a new show home in Auckland later this month, and will be rolled out for all new homes built by the company.

“Jennian has a clear vision that all new homes in New Zealand should be built with energy efficiency and the future of our planet firmly in mind,” he says. “We believe we need to be socially responsible and economically responsible, so we are looking at making a home energy efficient on a continuing basis, over its complete lifecyle.”

Jennian Home says all its new homes will be pre-wired to accommodate electric car chargers, as well as solar roof panels and batteries.


Jennian Home says all its new homes will be pre-wired to accommodate electric car chargers, as well as solar roof panels and batteries.

Jury says it’s not just about introducing better building materials. “We also need to consider the cost per square metre of running a house, not just the cost per square metre of building the house. Building energy-efficient homes, locking in a low price for green power and reducing reliance on grid power is a powerful combination that is set to change the face of the residential building market in New Zealand.”

The Great Jennian Crusade

Jennian Homes in association with the Crusaders have 12 awesome custom-built Crusaders themed bookcases to give away to our local pre-schools.

How it works
Get your teacher or school representative to register
your pre-school telling us how books are cool at your
pre-school. You can even get creative by showing us
your favourite books or characters.

The 12 pre-schools that receive the most votes will each win a custom-built Crusaders themed bookcase.* Four of these 12 winning pre-schools will also get a visit from a Crusader player/s.

*Prize allocation
4 x bookcases Canterbury
2 x bookcases Mid/South Canterbury
2 x bookcases West Coast
4 x bookcases to be shared between Nelson Bays/Marlborough

Important Dates
Entries Close – February 27, 2016
Voting Opens – March 1, 2016
Voting Closes – May 1, 2016

So come on Crusaders country join The Great
Jennian Crusade today and be in to win!

Jennian Homes and NZ Golf announce new partnership

New Zealand Golf and Jennian Homes have announced a new partnership, making New Zealand’s most awarded franchise builder the first naming right sponsor of the Charles Tour.

Jennian Homes supporting the Charles Tour in this capacity has enabled New Zealand Golf to secure the continued development of the Tour’s future, ensuring longevity and a stable playing pathway to help New Zealand’s aspiring amateur and professional golfers.

Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager for Jennian Homes, says: “This is the first sports sponsorship Jennian Homes has ever undertaken from a national perspective. Aligning ourselves with golf, a great kiwi pastime, fits perfectly with the iconic New Zealand owned Jennian brand that’s been around for 33 years, and supporting the Charles Tour definitely extends our ‘building for the future’ philosophy – not only in houses but now in emerging golfers as well.”

Jennian Homes isn’t only focused on helping our up and coming golfers ‘build for the future’, they will also add another layer which will be of benefit to every day golfers throughout New Zealand.

Any New Zealand Golf member who builds a new home with Jennian Homes will not only have a brand new quality finish, they will also receive a new set of Cobra Golf Clubs, their golf club membership paid for one year*as well as enable a $1,000 donation back to the New Zealand Junior Golf Foundation to help ‘build the future’ of the young golfers throughout the country.

Nick Rowland, Commercial Manager of New Zealand Golf says; “It was imperative for us to not just find a partner for the Charles Tour, but to find the right fit. Jennian Homes reflects the same values of New Zealand Golf, where longevity and quality take precedence, and we are proud to be working in partnership with them.”

Jennian Homes has also added a new aspect to the Tour, The Jennian Homes Trophy. This is to be of similar mould to the FedEx Cup on the US PGA Tour and rewards players for being consistent over the full season as well as competing in more events.

This is an exciting time for all involved in the game of golf. Our current professional golfers performing well on the world stage such as Danny Lee, Lydia Ko and Ryan Fox, have all played on the Charles Tour, highlighting how this pathway has helped them launch their careers.


The 2015/16 Jennian Homes Charles Tour schedule is as follows; The Carrus Open, Tauranga Golf Club September 17. The Taranaki Open, Augusta Funds Management New Plymouth Golf Club October 1. John Jones Steel Open, Harewood Golf Club October 22. Lawnmaster Classic, Manawatu Golf Club, March 17. Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open, Akarana Golf Club April 14. Autex Muriwai Men’s Open, Muriwai Golf Club April 28.

Tips for Building a Safer Home

With another summer ending and with the clock hurtling towards Easter and the winter months, now is a great time to ensure your home is a safe haven, whether it’s already in existence or you are taking the plunge and building your dream home from scratch.
Safety begins with the home’s layout. Think about which parts of a home represent the greatest risk to safety and keep those areas away from busy thoroughfares. The kitchen is a prime example. It’s full of sharp edges, breakable objects and numerous heat sources. It’s not a place for people to be coming and going on their way to other parts of the home. Ideally, the kitchen should have its own dedicated space. If you have your heart set on a central kitchen with open access, it’s wise to separate cooking areas with an island to keep foot traffic well away from the potential hazards.
According to ACC statistics there were 830,000 claims for injuries around the home in 2013, many of which can be prevented by taking a few measures to improve safety. Falls around the home are common and can be caused by such things as a single step separating your living areas. How often have you been caught out going up or down a step that you didn’t know was there when you’re out and about? It’s a good idea to differentiate floor levels with several steps, which are harder to miss than with a solitary, single step.
It’s also important to plan your living room so that there are no extension cords lying across the room, where tripping is almost a certainty. If you’re building new, you will have a chance to meet with an electrician to wire your home. Ensuring the sockets are laid out efficiently is a great way to make your home safer for you, your family and visitors. Nowadays it is common practice to prewire a home during construction for audio visual equipment such as sound systems, home theatres and wall hung televisions so that wiring of any type is safely and neatly hidden within the walls out of harm’s way.
Sadly, a great number of claims lodged with ACC involve children being injured around the home. As a precaution, choose tinted glass for living area windows and sliding doors where running children (or adults) could mistake a closed door for an open one. Even if you don’t have young children yourself, attention to safety will widen the appeal of your home should you choose to sell in the future.
Of course building new means you have the best opportunity to plan a fully safety conscious home, but even if you’re adding rooms, renovating, buying new furniture or just having an Autumnal change around, safety of your loved ones can still be a discerning factor without having to compromise on style.