Across the motu Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives.
Māori housing providers are a large part of the community housing sector. Māori and other housing providers are seeking to improve housing for Māori and their whānau by increasing the affordable housing choices and growing the Māori housing sector.
CHA and our partner in the development of the community housing sector, Te Matapihi, work closely together. Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mo te Iwi Trust is the peak body representing Māori Housing interests.
Te Matapihi’s focus is on strengthening relationships with regional Māori housing forums and providers to better support regional initiatives and provide appropriate advocacy to local, regional and central government. CHA and Te Matapihi have a signed agreement and work closely supporting Māori housing providers.
2016 National Māori Housing Conference in Tauranga Moana
Tauranga Moana National Māori Housing organising committee chair, Puhirake Ihaka, announced that Tauranga Moana will host the 2016 National Māori Housing Conference. This conference was held on 29 September to 1 October, 2016 in Tauranga Moana. You can read the conference proceedings here.
Te Puni Kokiri Māori Housing Network
The Māori Housing Network has been set up to support the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship of the Māori housing sector. The network manages a fund to support projects that improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori. The funding focus is on smaller scale projects that:
- Improve the quality of housing for whānau
- Build capability and capacity in the sector, and
- Increase the supply of affordable housing for Māori
Go here if you would like to learn more about the network and the investment strategy.
Pūkaki Papakāinga- a Māori housing success story
At the heart of the Pūkaki Papakāinga is the alienation of a whānau from their tupuna whenua (ancestral land) at Pūkaki, and their deeply held desire to come home together. Jade Kake and Rau Hoskins explain here, how a wrong has been right. Read the article here.
Te Aro Pā papakāinga - Wellington’s first urban papakāinga opened
It has been a long and protracted journey since Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki Iwi lost their original four acre Te Aro pā site in the 1870's, to the building of their new urban papakāinga at Greta Point in Wellington.
Read more about this new initiative here: Dwell housing partnership Te Aro Pa -final.pdf.