Supporting new homes and papakāinga

What we do

We provide grants for supporting the following aspects of building new homes.
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  1. Papakāinga planning (for rōpū and whānau)
  2. Infrastructure support (for rōpū and whānau)
  3. Home construction costs (for rōpū only)

A ‘papakāinga’ in the context of Te Puni Kōkiri investment refers to a group of three or more houses on whenua Māori and functioning an intentional ‘community’ in accordance with tikanga Māori. It may include broader support and occupant involvement. The focus of Te Puni Kōkiri investment is on small scale papakāinga, generally ten houses or fewer. Larger scale papakāinga developments may be supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD).

The table below outlines what funding support is available from Te Puni Kōkiri.

Funding type >>

Papakāinga
planning

Infrastructure
support

Home construction
costs

Papakāinga:
Affordable rental housing 1

Yes Yes Yes

Papakāinga:
Owner-occupied housing 2

Yes Yes No

Single owner-occupied home 3

No Yes No

Notes

  1. Papakāinga - Affordable rental housing: for rōpū Māori who wish to own and provide affordable rental housing for whānau.
  2. Papakāinga - Owner-occupied housing: for whānau who wish to live in a papakāinga where the homes will be owned and occupied by whānau, generally with a Māori Land Court registered Licence to Occupy. Whānau will borrow/finance the house construction themselves.
  3. Single owner-occupied home: private housing on whenua Māori.

Rapihana-Hawaikirangi papakāinga in Waiohiki, Hawkes Bay

Resources

Guide to Papakāinga Housing

The ‘Guide to Papakāinga Housing’ provides an overview of the papakāinga development process including the steps. Usually preceding this step is a completed project feasibility.

Papakāinga toolkits

Councils and regions have developed their own Papakāinga Toolkits to assist whānau and rōpū with their planning. These resources provide greater detail on the steps to develop a papakāinga. They are both generic and recognised by the organisations that have supported their development.

Need more info, or want to apply for funding?

Click here to contact a regional office near you.

For more information on your whenua go to the Tupu website.

The IRD Māori Land Trust page provides information on trustee’s tax obligations, including grant income.

For more information on what funding is available and what has been delivered go here.

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • A place to heal

    • Date: 19 November 2020

    When the Aroha Te Rangi Robin whānau moved into papakāinga homes in Kohupātiki they didn’t anticipate all the intangible gifts they’d receive.

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  • “Māori Aotearoa living” – the good life in Waipatu

    • Date: 19 November 2020

    The second stage of the Aorangi Māori Trust Board papakāinga is among those leading the way in home ownership in Hawke’s Bay.

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  • The pull of home accelerates papakāinga construction in Waiōhiki

    • Date: 06 November 2020

    The construction of papakāinga housing in Waiōhiki, Hawke’s Bay, is drawing whānau home to live on their ancestral land. A new generation is bringing skills back to the rural community and becoming kaitiaki of their whenua.

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  • Urban papakāinga built on foundation of manaakitanga

    • Date: 29 September 2020

    Fifty years ago, a Ngā Puhi hapū established a place of their own in the big smoke. Now the hapū is building homes for a new generation of whānau.

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  • Papakāinga adopts COVID Tracer QR code

    • Date: 20 August 2020

    Concern for whānau health and safety has prompted a Hastings papakāinga to get their own NZ COVID Tracer QR code.

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