Our whānau housing stories

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maniapoto papakāinga workshops ends on high note

    • Date: 21 September 2016

    The joint initiative co-funded between Te Puni Kōkiri, Waikato District and Waipā District councils provided three tailored wānanga held over three-months in the Waikato region for whānau trusts.

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  • Te Aro Pā – a place to call home

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    As the country comes to the grips with the ongoing housing crisis, Māori 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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  • Home repairs have massive impact

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    The transformation and impact has been massive. Our tamariki are really excited. The windows in their rooms and the holes in the floor will be fixed. There’s real excitement.” 

    Such has been the impact of new funding in the north for Māori housing. 

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  • Home repairs make life easier for Chatham Islands Resident

    • Date: 31 August 2016

    Life is much easier for Chatham Islands woman Joan Hough, now that she has an affordable and reliable power supply and access to water.

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  • He Korowai Trust – providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way

    • Date: 25 July 2016

    He Korowai Trust has been working for the last four years to create a housing solution for whānau in desperate need in Kaitāia. This four year dream was finally realised with the opening of 9 homes within its social housing project – Kohuhu papakāinga, a 35 bed emergency accommodation unit, medical centre, community café and social services.

     

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  • New Social Housing Development Opens at Mangatawa

    • Date: 05 July 2016

    True to the proverb that it takes a whole village to raise a child, these tamariki are doubly blessed in that they have their parents as well as the numerous kuia and koro who live in 16 kaumātua units close by to nurture and raise them together.

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  • Solar panels help whānau get on their feet

    • Date: 17 May 2016

    It has been a long-awaited home improvement project for the Tukaokao whānau to get access to an affordable and reliable power supply and the whānau couldn’t be happier.

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  • $12.6 million boost for Māori Housing Network

    • Date: 12 May 2016

    Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said at a pre-budget announcement the Māori Housing Network will receive a $12.6 million boost over the next four years in this year’s Budget.

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  • Mōkai Kāinga: All about community

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    For more than three decades Mōkai Kāinga Trust in Wellington has been ‘giving back’ to the community it serves. We visited Ōwhiro Gardens to discover a little bit more about what happens on the ground.

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