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A Napier street which was all-but emptied of its state-housing during widespread removal and demolition of the aging Crown stock seven to 10 years ago is full again with the opening of 13 new homes this week. The homes, built by Hawke's Bay Construction and leased from state housing agency Kainga Ora by non-government organisation Emerge Aotearoa, are in Maraenui street Kelvin Pl.
It's part of a now rapidly-advancing programme in the area, in which nine homes were completed earlier this year off Bledisloe Rd. A further 11 currently being built in Percy Spiller Ave are expected to be in use by the end of the year. Demolition has recently started clearing land for similar development in neighbouring Marewa South.