Te Aro Pā – a place to call home
As the country comes to the grips with the ongoing housing crisis, Māori landowners are finding their own solutions. The owners and trustees of Te Aro Pā are amongst those leading the way with a build of 14 papakāinga homes at Greta Point in Wellington.
- From Kōkiri 34 Takurua 2016
He Korowai Trust – providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way
He Korowai Trust has been working for the last four years to create a housing solution for whānau in desperate need in Kaitāia. This four year dream was finally realised with the opening of 9 homes within its social housing project – Kohuhu papakāinga, a 35 bed emergency accommodation unit, medical centre, community café and social services.
New Social Housing Development Opens at Mangatawa
True to the proverb that it takes a whole village to raise a child, these tamariki are doubly blessed in that they have their parents as well as the numerous kuia and koro who live in 16 kaumātua units close by to nurture and raise them together.
Proposals sought for emergency housing places throughout New Zealand
The Ministry of Social Development has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from providers interested in delivering emergency housing contracted places across New Zealand.
Solar panels help whānau get on their feet
It has been a long-awaited home improvement project for the Tukaokao whānau to get access to an affordable and reliable power supply and the whānau couldn’t be happier.
$12.6 million boost for Māori Housing Network
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said at a pre-budget announcement the Māori Housing Network will receive a $12.6 million boost over the next four years in this year’s Budget.
How the “Ania’s” got their way
Kōkiri speaks with the Ranga-Bidois whānau in Ngāruawāhia who opened their papakāinga in October 2015 which, for them, was the fulfilment of a dream.
Homes for whānau are now ready in Hastings
Waipatu is now home to a brand new modern day papakāinga.
Tucked away on Bennett Rd, Hastings, are eight new homes situated in a self-sufficient paradise that is predominantly off the grid and built on Māori freehold land.
Wellington’s first urban papakainga opens its doors
A dawn blessing on Saturday 19 March marked the opening of 14 new affordable whānau homes at Wellington’s Te Aro Pā papakāinga.
Mōkai Kāinga: All about community
For more than three decades Mōkai Kāinga Trust in Wellington has been ‘giving back’ to the community it serves. We visited Ōwhiro Gardens to discover a little bit more about what happens on the ground.
How the “Ania’s” got their way
In 2015 Minister Flavell announced an annual budget of $14.491 million set aside specifically to assist with Māori Housing.
- From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016
My three 'w's' - whānau, whare and whenua
Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki tēnā, ki tēnā o koutou.
2016 has arrived and provides us with new ambitions and goals to achieve in this calendar year.
Māori Housing Network - Whānau solutions for whānau housing
Te Puni Kōkiri has launched the Māori Housing Network to support whānau, hapū and iwi Māori to achieve their housing needs and aspirations. The Network can assist with practical advice, information and funding.
Māori Housing Network Fund giving hand up to motivated Māori
Māori lag far behind non-Māori in homeowner stats, but a new housing strategy known as the Māori Housing Network Fund could help Māori families find new homes, but it’s difficult to get in on the strategy. One of the criteria is having a legal entity.
Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Homelessness Wananga
Te Puni Kōkiri invites people to come along and support this exciting and vibrant event during the Māori New Year – Matariki. The Tāmaki-makau-rau Homeless wānanga is a first time event to be held in Auckland to address the social and cultural needs but more importantly the day-to-day needs of our homeless Māori whānau in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. This will be held between July 2 – 3.
$35.3m invested to improve Māori housing
Hon Te Ururoa Flavell
Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori
Minister for Māori Development
New website The Hub for information
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu), formerly the Families Commission, recently launched The Hub.