Across the motu, whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives.
The Māori Housing Network has been set up to support the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship in the Māori housing sector with information, advice and practical support to build capability. The Network also manages funds to support projects to improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori. The funding focus is on smaller scale projects that:
- improve the quality of housing
- build capability and capacity in the sector, and
- increase the supply of affordable housing.
Whatever your housing need, we want to help. When you are ready to discuss what you want to do, get in touch with your local Te Puni Kōkiri office to arrange a meeting with the Māori Housing Network Regional Advisor.
About the Māori Housing Network
Introduction to the Māori Housing Network
This information is an introduction to the Māori Housing Network.
The Māori Housing Network supports whānau, hapū and iwi with information, advice, and practical support to improve and develop Māori housing.
How can the Māori Housing Network help me?
Just click on the need that most closely matches your housing need. This will direct you to either the Network or another agency that can help you.
Our Māori Housing Network Stories
Across the motu whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are planning, funding and implementing successful housing initiatives. Read more about the gains that are made for whānau, hapū and iwi through the support of the Māori Housing Network.
Māori Housing Network Performance
Māori Housing Network Investment
Approvals by Region as at 16 March 2017
The following table outlines the regional distribution of funding for the 121 projects approved by the Māori Housing Network between 3 October 2015 and 16 March 2017. Some projects include planned expenditure in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
|Region||Total value of projects
|Te Tai Tokerau||$ 13,439,327.32||20||15%|
|Tamaki Makaurau||$ 1,400,233.70||5||4%|
|Te Tai Hauāuru||$ 7,054,280.23||41||30%|
|Te Waipounamu||$ 1,917,660.00||5||4%|
|Grand Total||$ 36,771,475.31||135||100%|
Māori Housing Network Investment – Regional Breakdown
Approvals by Region as at 16 March 2017
The Māori Housing Network Investment Strategy for 2015-18, which sets out the approach of the Network and its medium term priorities is available here.
Housing policy development
Te Puni Kōkiri works with other agencies to contribute to the development of wider government housing policy to improve housing for whānau Māori and communities.
The activities of the Māori Housing Network complement the Government’s wider housing initiatives and contribute to the Government’s Māori Housing Strategy He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tangata.
This strategy sets out ways to:
- improve housing for whānau Māori, and
- increase housing choices for whānau Māori by growing the Māori housing sector.
- Māori providing their own housing solutions 19 March 2016
- Community Housing Aotearoa Conference 22 October 2015
- Ranga-Bidois Whānau Papakāinga ‘an outstanding example of a whānau-led housing initiative 3 October 2015
- Māori Housing Network to build on Māori housing success 3 October 2015
- Minister opens papakāinga near Tauranga 29 August 2015
- $35.3m invested to improve Māori housing 21 May 2015
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Networking for policy professionals
Networking and collaboration opportunity across the policy sector.
- Open to the public, no booking required
- Organiser: Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment
Turner whānau papakāinga opening
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.
Whenua Māori Fund 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.
Changes proposed to the care and protection of children
A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.
Pūkaki descendants celebrate papakāinga development
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.