• 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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  • 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.

    To view the video story on this whānau go here.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Supporting Māori into home ownership

    • Date: 05 December 2018

    PĀNUI PĀPAHO | MEDIA STATEMENT

    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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  • TE RITO FOUNDATION Consultative Community Hui

    • Date: 17 November 2018
    • Time: 10am – 1:30pm

    Consultative Community Research Hui for Families of Oranga Tamariki: Addressing Domestic Violence for Safer Better Whanau

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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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  • 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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  • Impact evaluation of the Māori Housing Network

    This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Māori Housing Network, undertaken by Litmus Limited in 2017.

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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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  • $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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  • New housing development builds community spirit

    • Date: 02 March 2018

    A new marae based housing development in Christchurch is about building communities as much as building houses says Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu, David Ormsby.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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