Māori Housing Network

Across the motu, whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives.

Whānau solutions for whānau housing

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network supports individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū with information, advice and practical support to improve and develop whānau housing.

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.

What is the Māori Housing Network?

The Māori Housing Network is here to support individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū to achieve their housing aspirations.

The Network -
  • Shares information, and provides practical assistance and advice to whānau and rōpū
  • Manages Government funding for Māori housing projects
  • Works with other agencies on a co-ordinated approach to improve Māori housing.

Our priority areas are:

  • more whānau living in safe, warm and healthy homes
  • building whānau and rōpū knowledge, understanding and activity in housing
  • contributing to papakāinga projects

How can the Māori Housing Network help me?

The Māori Housing Network can help you with information, to connect you with the right Government agency to help you with your housing needs.

The Network will work with you to develop your ideas and achieve your goals.

Practical advice

We work with you to develop your ideas –

  • for community-led housing repair programmes
  • developing infrastructure for housing on Māori land (roading, water, energy, waste and storm water systems)
  • building papakāinga

Funding

We work with you to see if we might be able to fund your plans.

Information

We provide information on –

  • other sources of funding
  • other housing providers
  • potential partners
  • home ownership

Check out how we can help you

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

 

 

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

 

How do I apply?

We work alongside individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū to help you consider your housing goals, plan your project, develop funding proposals, and provide agreed funding as your project is implemented. We see this as a four stage process.

Stage 1. How can we help you?

Stage 2. Project development

Stage 3. Proposal management

Stage 4. Monitoring and reporting

Maori Housing Network Operating Process [PDF 47KB]

Budget 2018 – Māori housing

$15 million for Māori housing has been set aside as part of Budget 2018. This funding will help more whānau access healthy, affordable, secure homes.

This new funding will be used for community led housing repair programmes to help whānau living in very poor quality housing, and for papakāinga projects building new healthy and affordable rental homes for whānau.

These initiatives will strengthen whānau and communities, not only improving housing but also aiming to provide opportunities to learn skills, build financial capability, and for whānau to contribute to local economies.

The funding is part of the Government’s housing programme which will also focus on providing more public housing and more affordable homes.

What Māori housing funds does Te Puni Kōkiri have?

Budget 18 sets aside an additional $15 million for Māori housing for 2018/19.

Te Puni Kōkiri already manages $19.641 million per annum to support projects that:

  • improve the quality of housing for whānau
  • build capability in the Māori housing sector
  • increase the supply of affordable housing for whānau
  • support Māori emergency housing providers.

Te Puni Kōkiri is also managing $9 million over three years (2017/18 to 2019/20) to trial new models to assist low to median income whānau Māori to move toward home ownership (Te Ara Mauwhare).

How can I apply for funding?

Housing advisers in Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices work with whānau and rōpū to see how best to help. In some cases this may include advice about how to contact other agencies who can help.

Queries about the additional $15 million for Māori housing can be made from 1 July 2018.

Regional advisers will work with whānau and rōpū to develop a proposal. Whānau and rōpū can contact a Te Puni Kōkiri office, for assistance.

In 2017/18 demand across the rohe has far exceeded the amount of funding the Māori Housing Network has available. This has meant the Māori Housing Network cannot fund every proposal that has been submitted, as much as we would like to.

Funding is now exhausted for 2017/18 across all aspects of our mahi: housing repairs, infrastructure, papakāinga development, workshops rōpū capability building, and emergency housing.

More funding becomes available from 1 July 2018. We will be able to consider applications received from this date. The Māori Housing Network has limited funding, and there is no guarantee a proposal will be funded.

The Network is continually looking for partner agencies to support whānau housing aspirations. If we are unable to help you with financial assistance right now, we may be able to help you with information, advice and referrals to other agencies and potential sources of funding.

Our Māori Housing Network Stories

Across the motu whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives. Learn more about the gains that are made for whānau through the support of the Māori Housing Network.

Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae papakāinga

A new papakāinga development in Christchurch is building communities as much as building houses.

This papakāinga took seven years of planning, delays including the impact of the earthquakes, then 10 months to erect. Now whānau are living among the six three-bedroom homes on the grounds of New Zealand’s only national urban marae, Ngā Hau e Whānau National Marae in Aranui.

SEE MORE OF OUR HOUSING STORIES >>

Contact Details

Regional advisers will work with whānau and rōpū to develop a proposal. Whānau and rōpū can contact a Te Puni Kōkiri office for assistance.

Māori Housing Network Funding Recipients

Find out which initiatives have received Māori Housing Network funding.

Approvals by Region as at 30 June 2018

The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 247 projects approved by the Māori Housing Network between 3 October 2015 and 30 June 2018. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Region Total value of projects
approved

% of total
funding

Count of
projects
Te Tai Tokerau $16,307,691.27 26% 30
Tamaki Makaurau $ 3,339,001.33 5% 11
Waikato-Waiariki $ 11,918,122.06 19% 74
Ikaroa-Rawhiti $ 13,043,045.35 21% 45
Te Tai Hauāuru $ 13,104,566.60 21% 69
Te Waipounamu $ 3,327,039.50 5% 14
National $ 1,126,418.00 4% 4
Grand Total $ 62,165,884.11
100% 247

Māori Housing Network Investment – Regional Breakdown

Approvals by Region as at 30 June 2018

National

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Tai Hauāuru

Te Tai Tokerau

Te Waipounamu

Waikato-Waiariki

Māori Housing Network Performance

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.

Latest Reports

Impact evaluation of the Māori Housing Network
This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Māori Housing Network, undertaken by Litmus Limited in 2017. It outlines the investment made by the Māori Housing Network in 2015-2017 and discusses the early impacts of that investment.

Read more

Housing policy

Te Puni Kōkiri works with other agencies to ensure that government housing policy contributes to improved housing outcomes for whānau Māori and communities.

The activities and the work of the Māori Housing Network contribute to the Government’s wider housing programme and to He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tāngata, the Māori Housing Strategy.

More information about the Government’s wider housing programme can be found here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/

Media Releases

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Impact evaluation of the Māori Housing Network

    This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Māori Housing Network, undertaken by Litmus Limited in 2017.

    More details

  • Sisters Karla and Nicole Hogan with one of their gift boxes. The pair have taken part in PopUp Business School in Gisborne where they exhibited their business, three thirty three, at the school’s trade show in June 2018. Photo credit Karla and Nicole Hogan.

    PopUp business gives sisters the push they need

    • Date: 11 July 2018

    Sisters Karla and Nicole Hogan (Ngāti Porou, Rongomaiwahine. Ngāti Kahungunu) says PopUp Business Aotearoa is giving the whānau-owned startup the drive and confidence they need to follow their passion.

    Read more

  • $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. 

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

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