Across the motu, whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives.
Update as at 22 December 2016
The Māori Housing Network is committed to continuing to support whānau Māori to live in safe, secure and healthy homes. Since the Network was launched in October 2015, it has approved funding of more than $32 million to
- Improve the quality of housing for whānau
- Build the capability of whānau, hapū and iwi within the Māori housing sector
- Increase the supply of affordable housing for Māori
- Support emergency housing projects
Many whānau, rōpū and Māori organisations are welcoming the opportunity to become involved in housing their people and we want to continue to support this interest and enthusiasm.
In 2016/17 demand across the rohe has far exceeded the amount of funding the Māori Housing Network has available. This is particularly the case for urgent and essential housing repairs. This has meant the Māori Housing Network cannot fund every proposal that has been submitted, as much as we would like to.
Recently the Māori Housing Network considered a large number of funding proposals that had been submitted - all of which had merit. Unfortunately the Network was unable to approve funding for all of these, and these proposals have been deferred to be reconsidered in 2017/18 when new funding is available.
Funding is now exhausted for 2016/17 for housing repairs, infrastructure and papakāinga development. The Māori Housing Network still welcomes proposals for the remaining funding in 2016/17 related to emergency housing and initiatives that increase whānau knowledge about housing issues (e.g. home maintenance workshops, workshops on home ownership, and financial literacy workshops).
The Māori Housing Network has limited funding, and therefore, is continually looking for partner agencies to support whānau housing aspirations. If we are unable to help you with financial assistance right now, we may be able to help you with information, advice and referrals to other agencies and potential sources of funding.
The Māori Housing Network has been set up to support the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship in the Māori housing sector with information, advice and practical support to build capability. The Network also manages funds to support projects to improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori. The funding focus is on smaller scale projects that:
- improve the quality of housing
- build capability and capacity in the sector, and
- increase the supply of affordable housing.
Whatever your housing need, we want to help. When you are ready to discuss what you want to do, get in touch with your local Te Puni Kōkiri office to arrange a meeting with the Māori Housing Network Regional Advisor.
About the Māori Housing Network
Introduction to the Māori Housing Network
This information is an introduction to the Māori Housing Network.
The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information, advice, and practical support to improve and develop Māori housing.
How can the Māori Housing Network help me?
Just click on the need that most closely matches your housing need. This will direct you to either the Network or another agency that can help you.
Our Māori Housing Network Stories
Across the motu whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives. Read more about the gains that are made for whānau, hapū and iwi through the support of the Māori Housing Network.
Māori Housing Network Performance
Māori Housing Network Investment
Approvals by Region as at 9 February 2017
The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 121 projects approved by the Māori Housing Network between 3 October 2015 and 9 February 2017. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
|Region||Total value of projects
|Te Tai Tokerau||$ 13,365,902.32||19||16%|
|Tamaki Makaurau||$ 1,400,233.70||5||4%|
|Te Tai Hauauru||$ 5,240,149.23||35||29%|
|Te Waipounamu||$ 989,127.00||3||2%|
|Grand Total||$ 32,895,016.31||121||100%|
Māori Housing Network Investment – Regional Breakdown
Approvals by Region as at 9 February 2017
The Māori Housing Network Investment Strategy for 2015-18, which sets out the approach of the Network and its medium term priorities is available here.
Housing policy development
Te Puni Kōkiri works with other agencies to contribute to the development of wider government housing policy to improve housing for whānau Māori and communities.
The activities of the Māori Housing Network complement the Government’s wider housing initiatives and contribute to the Government’s Māori Housing Strategy He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tangata.
This strategy sets out ways to:
- improve housing for whānau Māori, and
- increase housing choices for whānau Māori by growing the Māori housing sector.
- Māori providing their own housing solutions 19 March 2016
- Community Housing Aotearoa Conference 22 October 2015
- Ranga-Bidois Whānau Papakāinga ‘an outstanding example of a whānau-led housing initiative 3 October 2015
- Māori Housing Network to build on Māori housing success 3 October 2015
- Minister opens papakāinga near Tauranga 29 August 2015
- $35.3m invested to improve Māori housing 21 May 2015
Events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Whenua Māori Fund 2017
The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.
Changes proposed to the care and protection of children
The Social Services Committee is calling for public submissions on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill.
Pūkaki descendants celebrate papakāinga development
The project has a total of 18 homes planned for the papakāinga. Stage one was completed in 2013 with four stand-alone homes and 3 duplexes (2 x 2 bedroom units). The recent build of these three x four-bedroom homes completes stage two of the project. To date, 10 out of the 18 planned homes are now completed.
Man Up to Violence
Man Up to the negative statistices of crime, violence and suicide
- Registration required
- Organiser: Man Up
Video – He Whare Āwhina rūnanga complex
Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa’s current emergency/transitional housing policy provides a short-term (approximately twelve weeks) housing for up to six whānau at any one time, in three detached self-contained units located at He Whare Āwhina rūnanga housing complex. These whānau will then be supported by the rūnanga to move into long-term housing in private rental or Housing New Zealand properties or to other options provided by wider whānau