Across the motu, whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives.
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
Latest Housing Publications
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.
A Guide to Māori Housing Support Across Government
This booklet is a guide to Māori housing support available to you, your whānau and community. This guide provides information about services and support available from Te Puni Kōkiri and other government agencies.
How can the Māori Housing Network help?
The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information and advice on housing initiatives.
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 30 June 2017
The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 140 projects approved by the Māori Housing Network between 3 October 2015 and 30 April 2017. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
|Region||Total value of projects
|Te Tai Tokerau||$13,425,902.32||20||15%|
|Tamaki Makaurau||$ 1,400,233.70||5||4%|
|Te Tai Hauāuru||$ 7,054,280.23||41||29%|
|Te Waipounamu||$ 1,983,660.00||6||4%|
|Grand Total||$ 37,540,251.31||158||100%|
Māori Housing Network Investment – Regional Breakdown
Approvals by Region as at 30 June 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.
- Budget 2017: $27m for marae and Māori housing 8 May 2017
- 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.
Matariki XPonential 2017
Matariki XPonential provides opportunities for you to meet other like-minded Māori entrepreneurs, learn from one another, build connections, and offer practical pathways to help you achieve business innovation success.
- Registration required
- Organiser: Callaghan Innovation
Marae housing helps Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods
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.
Brymer goes from Marae to Man-Power
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.
Young Dad With No Farming Background Wins Ahuwhenua
Swapping his Swanndri for a suit for the very first time, Hawke’s Bay shepherd Jordan Biddle took a deep breath before crossing the stage in front of 700 people to claim the title of Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer for 2017.
Healing Wounds at Parihaka
Tears were shed at Parihaka last month when more than a thousand people gathered to hear the Crown apologise for desecrating the peaceful Taranaki settlement in 1881.