• Foundations and construction work has commenced at the Ōpotiki site of a new emergency housing project named 'Kāinga Taupua'. Representatives from Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust, Housing Solutions Trust, Bay Trust and Te Puni Kōkiri were there in support. Credit: Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust.

    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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • The Turner whānau have made their papakāinga housing aspirations a reality with the completion of an eight bedroom home. Photo by Wiremu Grace.

    Turner whānau papakāinga – A place to call home

    • Date: 07 November 2017

    It all started with a whānau plan through Whānau Ora.

    With the support of the Māori Housing Network led by Te Puni Kōkiri the Turner whānau now have a place to call home with the completion of an 8-bedroom papakāinga in Ngaruawāhia. In addition to building their home, they have established a whānau Trust and created a thriving mussel fritter business.

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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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  • Te Puni Kōkiri: Te Waipounamu Regional Profile 2017

    • Date: 10 October 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri measures a range of outcomes that fall within Whakapapa (te reo Māori and connection to iwi), Oranga (whānau well-being and whānau housing), Whairawa (whenua and whanaketanga), and Whanaungatanga (Crown-Māori relationships).

    This publication provides an insight into the growth and development of Māori within Te Waipounamu and within these outcomes.

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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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  • Ngāpuhi ki Ōtautahi HUI

    • Date: 28 August 2017
    • Time: 6.30pm – 9pm

    Ngāpuhi ki Ōtautahi HUI – All welcome! Haere mai e ngā maramara o Rāhiri!

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngāpuhi ki Ōtautahi
  • Better administration of Social Policy Consultation

    • Date: 14 August 2017 to 15 September 2017

    The Government is proposing changes to the way Inland Revenue manages Working for Families and Child support, and they need your feedback. Consultation closes 15 September 2017.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: New Zealand Government
  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to house Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Kokohinau Marae has kick-started its 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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  • 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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  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    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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  • Organisational Outcomes and Meaningful Measures

    • Date: 20 June 2017
    • Time: 2pm – 3.15pm

    Do you manage multiple projects, with multiple plans, multiple outcomes and multiple measures, and do you seek one framework for all of your outcomes and measures?

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Community Research
  • Inaugural Tariana Turia Award for Tobacco Control

    • Date: 01 June 2017 to 01 September 2017

    Hāpai Te Hauora announce inaugural Tariana Turia Award for tobacco control open for nominations. Nominations close 1 September 2017.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Hapai te Hauora
  • 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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  • Whānau in a Digital Future

    • Date: 14 May 2017
    • Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

    A day of whānau fun competition focussed on future digital technologies and career pathways. Register your whānau today! LOCATION: Ohakune DATE: Sun 14 May

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Pae Tata
  • 48Hr Live Stream 'Fierce Girls' Animation Hack

    • Date: 12 May 2017 to 14 May 2017
    • Time: 5 PM – 5 PM

    A 48 Hour livestream animation hack focused in bringing together wāhine Māori to develop storylines and characters. LOCATION: Rotorua DATE: 12 - 14 May

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Digital Natives Academy
  • Digital Natives Academy - Taniwha Tech

    • Date: 11 May 2017
    • Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    1-hour hands-on workshops taking padawan through a range of exercises introducing them to coding, robotics, animation and eSports. LOCATION: Rotorua DATE: Thursday 11 May

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Digital Natives Academy

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