• Taranaki maara kai nourishing body, mind and soul

    • Date: 08 November 2019

    It’s not unusual for a garden to grow kai. But what about maara that also grow language and communities? That is exactly what is blooming under the watchful gaze of maunga Taranaki in Te Taihauāuru.

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  • Georgina Taiapo in front of her repaired whare in Takou Bay.

    Housing: Finding the strength to ask for help in Takou Bay

    • Date: 23 October 2019

    “I was depressed until all this started. I’m everything now. The smiles are there. My babies, my mokos. I’m happy as can be. It’s a home now. What more could I ask for?" Georgina Taiapo says of her new lease on life following critical repairs to her whare in Te Tai Tokerau.

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  • Housing provides new beginning for Waitara kaumātua

    • Date: 18 October 2019

    Makere and Doug Pike are among five kaumatua who have just moved into the new kaumatua flats, opened by Te Atiawa Kaumātua Housing Trust with support from our Māori Housing Network. 

     

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  • 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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  • Laurae Blake and Thailah Vlaardingerbroek have sorted their housing aspirations after attending the Sorted Kainga Ora programme.

    Sorted Kāinga Ora: Empowering whānau to realise their housing aspirations

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    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.

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  • Hawaikirangi whanau at their new Papakāinga in Heretaunga.

    Te Piringa Papakāinga the journey home

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    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.

     

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  • Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

    • Date: 18 April 2019

    A cheaper power bill and a sweet-smelling bathroom were the immediate positive impacts for the Goldsmith whānau after completing their housing repairs.

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  • Papakāinga provides refuge in time of need

    • Date: 08 October 2018

    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.

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  • Whānau wellbeing behind urban Hastings papakāinga

    • Date: 02 October 2018

    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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • Māori Housing Network supports six more papakāinga homes

    • Date: 18 April 2017

    Crowds gathered in Wairarapa to celebrate a new papakāinga development underway in Wairarapa for the beneficiaries of the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton. The development includes a rebuild of the marae and six new homes that will allow whānau to live on their ancestral land in affordable healthy homes and support their marae. The project will be completed over two years.

     

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

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  • Pūkaki descendants celebrate papakāinga development

    • Date: 15 December 2016

    The project has a total of 18 homes planned for the papakāinga. Stage one was completed in 2013 with four stand-alone homes and 3 duplexes (2 x 2 bedroom units). The recent build of these three x four-bedroom homes completes stage two of the project. To date, 10 out of the 18 planned homes are now completed.

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  • Wairere Village something we all can be proud of

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    An ambitious social housing project celebrated the opening of the first home that will provide affordable housing options for whānau and kaumātua in Hamilton. The completed show home - a two bedroom kaumātua unit - was opened at a ceremony attended by more than 100 people.

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  • Tainui-Whiro descendants open papakāinga in Raglan

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    Three whānau moved into their new homes as part of the completion of stage one of Te Kopua 2B3 papakāinga scheme in Raglan.

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