From homelessness to hope
From people living rough on the streets, to people who walk our corridors of power – on a bright winter’s day in Ōtautahi, they came together to listen, learn and take action against homelessness.
Kaingaroa Housing Community Development: whānau inspired for bright future
The small, isolated settlement of Kaingaroa sits on the volcanic plateau of the central North Island. It is surrounded by one of the largest planted forests in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to about 435 people.
Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill
Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.
Resilience and sacrifice behind papakāinga build in Taupiri
“Punakai had to sell his Harley and we had to move in with my parents. Building has been such a long, drawn out process, and we’ve had heaps of setbacks. But finally, after two years, we are in our own whare, on the whānau block behind the marae, ready to start our new life with our babies.”
- Sally Waikai, Homeowner
Waikato whānau living their best life
Warmer, dryer, more efficient homes enable better life outcomes for ten whānau across the Waikato. We feature two of the whānau here.
The whisper of hope: repairing whare, restoring hauora
Warmer, drier homes enable better health outcomes for whānau in Te Tai Tokerau. We feature one of the whānau and the Ngātiwai community service provider.
Māori Housing in the spotlight at housing awards
The Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network was acknowledged at the recent Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards where two Te Puni Kōkiri led initiatives won top awards.
Whānau housing repairs lead to intergenerational wellbeing
Four generations of the same whānau live in Karen and Moke’s two-bedroom whare.
Breathing new life into old whānau homes in South Auckland
Lifting living standards for whānau sets a platform for better intergenerational wellbeing. We feature two whānau in South Auckland.
Māori housing to receive $40 million more
Māori housing will receive a further $40 million over four years from Budget 2019 to allow more whānau access to healthy, affordable, secure homes. Whānau wellbeing is at the heart of this year’s Budget announcements for Māori.
Sorted Kāinga Ora: Empowering whānau to realise their housing aspirations
Laurae Blake and her whānau have changed the way they think about money since completing the Sorted Kāinga Ora programme. The solo mother of two daughters, aged seven and 13, has spent eight weeks gaining tools to help realise her housing aspirations.
To view the video on Sorted Kāinga Ora click here.
Te Piringa Papakāinga the journey home
A beautiful new Papakāinga in the rural Māori community of Waiohiki, located 10km south of Napier is an excellent example of whānau wellbeing.
Te Puni Kōkiri supported a whānau-centred approach by recognising the needs, strengths and diverse aspirations of this whānau to be self-determining in their desire to live in a healthy home, develop their whenua and live as a community according to kaupapa Māori.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
A cheaper power bill and a sweet-smelling bathroom were the immediate positive impacts for the Goldsmith whānau after completing their housing repairs.
Supporting Māori into home ownership
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Around 30 whānau in the Manawatū region are a step closer to owning their own home,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
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New home ownership trials underway to help whānau
More innovative trials to assist low-income whānau to move towards owning their own homes were announced today by Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
Doors open to new papakāinga in Wairarapa
A new papakāinga housing development has opened its doors in Wairarapa for the descendants of Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton.
Papakāinga provides refuge in time of need
One year on from the Edgecumbe floods local whānau in urgent need of a place to live will now benefit from new papakāinga housing at Kokohinau Marae. Bringing forward of plans for their papakāinga development to help whānau in ongoing need will provide whanau with the help they need to rebuild and move forward.
Whānau wellbeing behind urban Hastings papakāinga
The importance of whānau could not be more evident than at a new papakāinga in Hastings.
The Tawhai whānau have traversed a significant journey to realise the aspirations of their parents, Te Hore and Ngaikiha Tawhai, by developing a legacy for future generations including more than 100 tamariki and mokopuna.
More housing for whānau in Ōpotiki
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.
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.
PopUp business gives sisters the push they need
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.
$15 million for housing repairs and papakāinga
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.
New housing development builds community spirit
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.
Whareponga Papakāinga - The Legacy of Materoa
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.