• Associate Minister of Housing Kris Fa’afoi with Charlotte Arma, manager James Liston Hostel, Auckland emergency housing (left) and Diana Hegan, from the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness and Te Puni Kōkiri.

    From homelessness to hope

    • Date: 12 September 2019

    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.

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  • Kaingaroa Housing Community Development: whānau inspired for bright future

    • Date: 10 September 2019

    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.

     

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  • Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    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.

     

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  • Resilience and sacrifice behind papakāinga build in Taupiri

    • Date: 31 July 2019

    “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

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  • Tainui Tamati is proud of the taonga his whare has become, which will be a legacy for future generations. Photo by Te Rawhitiroa Bosch.

    Waikato whānau living their best life

    • Date: 16 July 2019

    Warmer, dryer, more efficient homes enable better life outcomes for ten whānau across the Waikato. We feature two of the whānau here.

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  • Whangaruru residents Paerau Ted Morehu and Miriama Matene one whānau who has received housing repairs through Ki A Ora Ngāti Wai Trust

    The whisper of hope: repairing whare, restoring hauora

    • Date: 28 June 2019

    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.

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  • Peter Cordtz from the Commission for Financial Capability with Helen Algar. Photo by Big Mark & Co.

    Māori Housing in the spotlight at housing awards

    • Date: 11 June 2019

    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.

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  • Mere and Ngaro Pita. Photo by Te Amokura productions

    Whānau housing repairs lead to intergenerational wellbeing

    • Date: 05 June 2019

    Four generations of the same whānau live in Karen and Moke’s two-bedroom whare.

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  • Helen and Cynthia Kiri. Photo by Adrian Heke

    Breathing new life into old whānau homes in South Auckland

    • Date: 05 June 2019

    Lifting living standards for whānau sets a platform for better intergenerational wellbeing. We feature two whānau in South Auckland.

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  • Māori housing to receive $40 million more

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    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.

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  • Supporting Māori into home ownership

    • Date: 05 December 2018

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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

    • Date: 14 November 2018

    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.

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  • Doors open to new papakāinga in Wairarapa

    • Date: 05 November 2018

    A new papakāinga housing development has opened its doors in Wairarapa for the descendants of Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton.

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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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  • He whakatūnga whare, he oranga tāngata

    • Date: 02 March 2018

    Ka pūmau te whanaungatanga i waenganui i tētahi hapori i te whakatūnga o tētahi papakāinga hou ki tētahi marae i Ōtautahi, te kī a te Tumu Whakahaere ā-Rohe o Te Puni Kōkiri ki Te Waipounamu, a David Ormsby.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Photo credit: Duncan Brown courtesy of Hawke's Bay Today.

    Waimarama opens new papakāinga

    • Date: 04 April 2017

    Crowds gathered in Waimarama to celebrate the opening of a new papakāinga development which will provide housing options for local whānau. Five homes have been built at the site - three are three-bedroom affordable rental homes and two are for ownership as part of the first stage of the papakāinga development.

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  • Turner whānau papakāinga opening

    • Date: 03 March 2017

    The Turner whānau have opened their papakāinga in Ngāruawāhia. It all started about three years ago when they agreed their Whānau Ora plan through Te Puni Kōkiri WIIE fund.

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  • Video – He Whare Āwhina rūnanga complex

    • Date: 22 September 2016

    Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa’s current emergency/transitional housing policy provides a short-term (approximately twelve weeks) housing for up to six whānau at any one time, in three detached self-contained units located at He Whare Āwhina rūnanga housing complex. These whānau will then be supported by the rūnanga to move into long-term housing in private rental or Housing New Zealand properties or to other options provided by wider whānau

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  • Video – Providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way

    • Date: 22 September 2016

    He Korowai Trust has been working for the last four years to create a housing solution for whānau in desperate need in Kaitāia. So the Trust have finally realised this dream with the opening of a 35 bed emergency accommodation complex.

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  • Video – Home repairs have massive impact

    • Date: 22 September 2016

    The Sanderson whānau are part of a community housing repair project by Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa in Kaeo, which will see them get long overdue repairs to their home

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  • Video – A place to call home

    • Date: 22 September 2016

    As the country comes to grips with the ongoing housing crisis, Maori landowners are finding their own solutions. The owners and trustees of Te Aro Pā are amongst those leading the way with a build of 14 papakāinga homes at Greta Point in Wellington.

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