Māori Housing Network

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

Whānau solutions for whānau housing

The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information, advice and practical support to improve and develop whānau housing.

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Support for your housing needs

The Māori Housing Network can help individuals, whānau and rōpū with practical support and financial assistance for a range of housing activities.

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Our process, our funds

We work alongside whānau, hapū and iwi to help you consider your housing goals, plan your project, develop funding proposals, and provide agreed funding as your project is implemented.

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Latest Housing Publications

A Guide to Papakāinga Housing

This booklet is a guide to whānau papakāinga housing available to you, your whānau and community. This guide sets out the process for developing papakāinga housing in three stages with checklists, tips and advice to progress your papakāinga housing development..

A Guide to Papakāinga Housing

 

 

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.

Introduction to the Māori Housing Network

 

 

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.

A Guide to Māori Housing Support Across Government

How can the Māori Housing Network help?

The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information and advice on housing initiatives.

Check whether we can help with your housing needs.

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.

A place to call home

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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Home repairs have massive impact

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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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. So the Trust have finally realised this dream with the opening of a 35 bed emergency accommodation complex.

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Māori Housing Network Performance

Māori Housing Network Investment

Approvals by Region as at 22 November 2017

The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 158 projects approved by the Māori Housing Network between 3 October 2015 and 22 November 2017. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Region Total value of projects
approved
Count of
projects
%
Te Tai Tokerau $15,325,159.12 28 14%
Tamaki Makaurau $3,009,001.33 10 5%
Waikato-Waiariki $10,340,613.06 66 33%
Ikaroa-Rawhiti $11,564,131.45 36 18%
Te Tai Hauāuru $9,432,306.23 53 26%
Te Waipounamu $2,190,716.85 9 4%
National $70,000.00 1 0%
Grand Total $51,931,928.04 203 100%

Māori Housing Network Investment – Regional Breakdown

Approvals by Region as at 22 November 2017

National

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Tai Hauāuru

Te Tai Tokerau

Te Waipounamu

Waikato-Waiariki

Investment strategy

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.

Media Releases

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • Father of four, Kenny Moenoa (Ngāti Toa) and son Zion Moenoa, 2017. Photo credit. Arian Heke.

    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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  • Henare Manaena and Mary Nunn, stand proudly in front of the new social housing development and infrastructure support that has started at Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, 2017. Photo courtesy of Henare Manaena.

    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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