Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Reports

Last updated: Monday, 28 August 2023 | Rāhina, 28 Hereturikōkā, 2023

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Rapihana-Hawaikirangi papakāinga in Waiohiki, Hawkes Bay


This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Te Puni Kōkiri Housing support, undertaken by Litmus Limited in 2017.

It outlines the investment made by Te Puni Kōkiri in 2015-2017 and discusses the early impacts of that investment.

Key findings include (as at June 2017):

  • Investment of $40.7 million in 158 Māori housing projects
  • 63 affordable housing units funded, with 11 housing units complete
  • Infrastructure support for 182 whānau homes
  • 42 papakāinga development and infrastructure support projects funded
  • Support for 15 emergency housing projects
  • 387 urgent and essential whānau home repairs complete
  • 108 building condition assessments complete
  • 43 capability building projects funded, including 24 project capability initiatives, 86 workshops to increase whānau knowledge about housing issues, including papakāinga development, and 14 papakāinga feasibility studies.

Go to the Impact Evaluation of the Māori Housing Network report.

Latest Reports

Te Ara Mauwhare – Pathways to Home Ownership

Summative evaluation report (June 2021)

This report presents the findings of a summative evaluation of a set of trials under Te Ara Mauwhare – Pathways to Home Ownership. Te Ara Mauwhare identified and tested innovative progressive home ownership models to support very low, low, and median income whānau in moving toward home ownership. Interviews with whānau, iwi, Māori organisations and a review of Te Ara Mauwhare documentation informed the findings of this report.

Download the report



Whānau and community development through housing (Pt. 2)

Summative evaluation report (October 2020)

This report presents the findings of a summative evaluation on community development through housing approaches in six communities, supported by Te Puni Kōkiri. The report builds on the findings of the formative evaluation report. COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020 meant that by July 2020, all six communities were still in the process of implementing housing and community projects. This meant a summative judgement of the outcome of the community development approaches could not be made. The evaluation has instead focused on what had been achieved by the end of July 2020 for whānau, the uniqueness of the community development approaches and the lessons that can be used for the future.
Whānau and community development through housing - part 2 [PDF 719KB].

Whānau and community development through housing

Formative evaluation report (April 2020)
Te Puni Kōkiri is using whānau-centred community development approaches to meet priority housing needs in six communities around New Zealand. The work uses a community-led approach to identify the housing projects that will have the biggest impact on wider community aspirations and intergenerational well-being in Tākou Bay (Whaingaroa), Papakura (Papakura Marae), Kaingaroa, Raupunga, Taumarunui and Ōtautahi.

Whānau and community development through housing [PDF 2.5MB]



Te Ahua o te Kāinga – Shaping the House

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie discusses the wider determinants that will enable Māori housing to reach high standards. 

Part 1 discusses the broader significance of Housing For Māori with a particular focus on the dual parameters of whānau and community. It concludes with five challenges for improving housing for Māori.  Part 2 is more closely aligned to the significance of a kainga for Māori and the importance of whānau, whenua and whanaungatanga (connections).  It identifies ten markers that have special relevance for kainga. Essentially, Part 1 is about housing and Part 2 is about the house.  October 2019

Te Ahua o te Kainga - Shaping the House [PDF 750KB]


Māori Housing Supply and Demand in Te Tai Tokerau

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand commissioned research to look at the Māori housing supply and demand in Te Tai Tokerau. A set of four reports provides comprehensive baseline data and a fifth report summarises the key findings.

Go to the Māori Housing Supply and Demand in Te Tai Tokerau report.