Te Puni Kokiri

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Language preference: Māori English

  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 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.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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  • Pūkaki descendants celebrate papakāinga development

    • Date: 15 December 2016

    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.

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  • Wairere Village something we all can be proud of

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    An ambitious social housing project celebrated the opening of the first home that will provide affordable housing options for whānau and kaumātua in Hamilton. The completed show home - a two bedroom kaumātua unit - was opened at a ceremony attended by more than 100 people.

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  • Tainui-Whiro descendants open papakāinga in Raglan

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    Three whānau moved into their new homes as part of the completion of stage one of Te Kopua 2B3 papakāinga scheme in Raglan.

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  • Maniapoto papakāinga workshops ends on high note

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    The joint initiative co-funded between Te Puni Kōkiri, Waikato District and Waipā District councils provided three tailored wānanga held over three-months in the Waikato region for whānau trusts.

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  • Te Aro Pā – a place to call home

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    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.

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  • Home repairs have massive impact

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    The transformation and impact has been massive. Our tamariki are really excited. The windows in their rooms and the holes in the floor will be fixed. There’s real excitement.” 

    Such has been the impact of new funding in the north for Māori housing. 

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  • Home repairs make life easier for Chatham Islands Resident

    • Date: 31 August 2016

    Life is much easier for Chatham Islands woman Joan Hough, now that she has an affordable and reliable power supply and access to water.

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  • Home repairs have massive impact

    • Published on: 31 August 2016

    “The transformation and impact has been massive. Our tamariki are really excited. The windows in their rooms and the holes in the floor will be fixed. There’s real excitement.” Such has been the impact of new funding in the north for Māori housing.

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    • From Kōkiri 34 Takurua 2016
  • Te Aro Pā – a place to call home

    • Published on: 31 August 2016

    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.

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    • From Kōkiri 34 Takurua 2016
  • Mōkai Kāinga: All about community

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    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.

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  • How the “Ania’s” got their way

    • Published on: 27 January 2016

    In 2015 Minister Flavell announced an annual budget of $14.491 million set aside specifically to assist with Māori Housing.

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    • From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016
  • Māori Housing Network - Whānau solutions for whānau housing

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    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.

     

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  • Māori Housing Network Fund giving hand up to motivated Māori

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    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.

     

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  • New website The Hub for information

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu), formerly the Families Commission, recently launched The Hub.

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