Māori Housing: A new dawn for Te Āwhina Marae
Hundreds of whānau and the wider Motueka community gathered recently to celebrate a huge milestone in the housing journey of Te Āwhina Marae.
Māori Housing: Urban development in Tāmaki
Whenua where an urban Māori housing development will soon sit was blessed and had the sod turned recently in Mt Wellington, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Māori Housing: Iwi prototypes underway
Over the past year, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga have been working with a number of iwi groups to test, develop, and implement new Māori housing models.
Māori housing: Whānau enjoying papakāinga life in Tauranga Moana
On a sloped section surrounded by orchards, overlooking Rangataua Bay in Tauranga, sit nine new whare all part of the Ranginui 12 Trust papakāinga.
Māori Housing: Large papakāinga underway in Motueka
As dawn broke on Monday morning, karakia rang out around Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka.
Papakāinga projects underway in Reporoa
The Government is supporting a new papakāinga development in the rural community of Reporoa.
Progressive Home Ownership helps Taranaki whānau buy first home
Last year, Vicki and Dean Wall bought their first home in Ōpunake, a whare they had been renting for the past 13 years.
Breathing new life into iconic Ōtautahi building to house Rehua Marae whānau
Memories of living at the old trade training hostel at Rehua Marae are vivid in Ash Leatherby’s mind.
Papakāinga: Whenua blessing in Whāingaroa marks start of construction
Whenua Māori near Whāingaroa (Raglan) that has been sitting idle for decades will soon be home to local Waikato whānau and bring those from afar who are yet to experience living on their ancestral whenua.
Papakāinga: Bringing whānau back to Maungatautari Maunga
Under the gaze of Maungatautari maunga near Cambridge lies a 10-home papakāinga that has been years in the making for Ngāti Korokī Kahukura iwi.
Papakāinga benefits amplified in COVID-19 lockdown
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Waipatu Hawkes Bay, the Apatu-Wilson whānau are happy and safe spending lockdown in their whare that lies within their whānau papakāinga.
Re-shaping the future of Māori housing
Māori housing received a major boost in this year's Budget. The Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga $380 million investment allows iwi and Government to expand existing programmes and look at new models for delivering Māori housing.
Young whānau writing their own narrative on home ownership
As a young person today, Aaliyah Armstrong says you don’t have to listen too hard to hear a recurring narrative about the housing market.
Papakāinga hīkoi showcases whānau aspirations
Streams of people filed off busses, into the heat and on to the whenua of the Kurupo-Kaukau whānau in Moteo, Heretaunga. It was the third stop on the papakāinga hīkoi that showcased local papakāinga developments Te Puni Kōkiri has supported since 2015, as a warm up to the National Māori Housing Conference 2021.
Fixing up the whare for a further 50 years
Sitting outside the house her grandfather bought more than 50 years ago, Muri Rata smiles in the morning sun.
Housing and hope in the future of Taumarunui
Five new emergency and transitional homes in Taumarunui are ready to welcome whānau who need a chance to find their feet again.
A place to heal
When the Aroha Te Rangi Robin whānau moved into papakāinga homes in Kohupātiki they didn’t anticipate all the intangible gifts they’d receive.
“Māori Aotearoa living” – the good life in Waipatu
The second stage of the Aorangi Māori Trust Board papakāinga is among those leading the way in home ownership in Hawke’s Bay.
Whānau pride restored in Bridge Pā home
A whānau home that has housed 22 tamariki over two generations has taken on a healthier life following critical repairs inside and out.
Repairs transform Hawke’s Bay home from hazardous to healthy
“The walls are not crying now.” Collaboration between Te Puni Kōkiri, health authorities, builders and community groups is leading to healthier homes, healthier whānau in Hawke’s Bay.
“My family is whole again”
A Hastings woman suffering from a life-threatening respiratory illness was forced to live elsewhere because of the unhealthy condition of her home. She is now back with her whānau in a warm, dry house thanks to the Te Puni Kōkiri-led Housing Repairs Programme.
The pull of home accelerates papakāinga construction in Waiōhiki
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.
Urban papakāinga built on foundation of manaakitanga
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.
Papakāinga adopts COVID Tracer QR code
Concern for whānau health and safety has prompted a Hastings papakāinga to get their own NZ COVID Tracer QR code.