Our whānau housing stories

More housing for whānau in Ōpotiki

  • Date: 03 September 2018

A new project to provide more housing in Ōpotiki will make it easier for whānau and residents of Ōpotiki to find temporary and emergency housing.

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust recently gathered to formally bless the whenua before construction and building was to commence on the housing site.

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$15 million for housing repairs and papakāinga

  • Date: 18 May 2018

As part of the Government’s approach to addressing housing issues in New Zealand, $15 million has been set aside in Budget 18 for Māori housing repair projects and papakāinga.

“Our strong focus on housing as a Government will reach whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū – we are targeting homelessness, increasing public housing, improving the quality of rental homes, building affordable homes, and looking for partnership opportunities," says Minister Mahuta. 

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New housing development builds community spirit

  • Date: 02 March 2018

A new marae based housing development in Christchurch is about building communities as much as building houses says Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu, David Ormsby.

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Whareponga Papakāinga - The Legacy of Materoa

  • Date: 20 December 2017

It has been a long journey for Whareponga whānau but it is all worth it. A new papakāinga development is paving the way to bring life back to their homeland.

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Giving whānau a fresh start

  • Date: 20 December 2017

The Porirua Whānau Centre has been looking after whānau for the last 23 years. One of six family centres in New Zealand, the Porirua Whānau Centre in Cannons Creek is a friendly, welcoming place. Chief Executive, Liz Kelly, describes it as a ‘hub’ for the community.

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New social housing build underway in rural Wairarapa

  • Date: 16 November 2017

In a bid to make the pā vibrant again, a new six home social housing development, infrastructure support and rebuild of the marae has started at Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, 10km east of Carterton.

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Cutting our own track and walking it

  • Date: 03 November 2017

The owners and trustees of Aorangi Māori Trust Board are amongst those leading the way in Hawkes Bay with an eight home papakāinga build at Waipatu.

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Rotorua programme helps whānau buy homes

  • Date: 27 September 2017

Inez White founded Indigenuity Limited, which is giving first homebuyers and whānau the help they need to own their own homes in Rotorua.

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Speed-Dating for a Better Whare

  • Date: 27 September 2017

More than a dozen whānau in Murihiku have safer and warmer homes after a day of speed dating with builders, insulators, roofers and finance experts.

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New initiative helps whānau find successful housing independence

  • Date: 03 August 2017

A new home ownership initiative is proving a success amongst Rotorua whānau as they achieve housing independence or enter into the final stages of owning their own homes.

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Marae housing helps Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

  • Date: 19 July 2017

Kokohinau Marae have kick-started their papakāinga housing development with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony in Edgecumbe. The papakāinga development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April.

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Brymer goes from Marae to Man-Power

  • Date: 04 July 2017

After 10 years making their mark as professionals in the marae construction business, Brymer Group Ltd is rolling up its sleeves to help more Waikato whānau through the Māori Housing Network.

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Budget 2017: $27m for marae and Māori housing

  • Date: 25 May 2017

The special significance of marae to Māori and communities is being acknowledged in this year’s Budget with $10 million over four years allocated to help repair and restore whare and revitalise the paepae, building resilience of those charged with maintaining the protocols of marae, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

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Māori Housing Network supports six more papakāinga homes

  • Date: 18 April 2017

Crowds gathered in Wairarapa to celebrate a new papakāinga development underway in Wairarapa for the beneficiaries of the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton. The development includes a rebuild of the marae and six new homes that will allow whānau to live on their ancestral land in affordable healthy homes and support their marae. The project will be completed over two years.

 

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Waimarama opens new papakāinga

  • Date: 04 April 2017

Crowds gathered in Waimarama to celebrate the opening of a new papakāinga development which will provide housing options for local whānau. Five homes have been built at the site - three are three-bedroom affordable rental homes and two are for ownership as part of the first stage of the papakāinga development.

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Turner whānau papakāinga opening

  • Date: 03 March 2017

The Turner whānau have opened their papakāinga in Ngāruawāhia. It all started about three years ago when they agreed their Whānau Ora plan through Te Puni Kōkiri WIIE fund.

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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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Video – He Whare Āwhina rūnanga complex

  • Date: 22 September 2016

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

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Video – Providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way

  • Date: 22 September 2016

He Korowai Trust has been working for the last four years to create a housing solution for whānau in desperate need in Kaitāia. So the Trust have finally realised this dream with the opening of a 35 bed emergency accommodation complex.

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Video – Home repairs have massive impact

  • Date: 22 September 2016

The Sanderson whānau are part of a community housing repair project by Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa in Kaeo, which will see them get long overdue repairs to their home

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Video – A place to call home

  • Date: 22 September 2016

As the country comes to grips with the ongoing housing crisis, Maori 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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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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