Other rōpū capability building
Te Puni Kōkiri invests in activities that build the capability of whānau and rōpū to achieve their housing aspirations. This includes helping whānau build their financial capability and increasing knowledge about housing – from mortgages to home maintenance to understanding the processes involved in building papakāinga.
Te Puni Kōkiri also invests in building the capability of rōpū. Examples are where a rōpū may need help with project management for a community-based project or if a rōpū wishes to become a registered Community Housing Provider (CHP). This kind of support enables Māori to take the lead in developing housing responses for their communities and strengthens the Māori housing sector generally.
What can the grant be used for?
The grant can be used for:
- delivery of Sorted Kāinga Ora financial capability programmes (workshops and post-programme navigation support)
- delivery of papakāinga development workshops, advice and support
- supporting rōpū Māori to become registered Community Housing Providers
- supporting rōpū Māori to build their capability to respond to the housing needs of their communities
- supporting iwi to develop their housing strategies.
Sorted Kāinga Ora
Sorted Kāinga Ora is a programme that builds the financial capability of whānau so they can make choices about how to meet their housing aspirations. It includes eight workshops followed by a navigation period to support whānau to develop and implement their plans. It was developed jointly by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Commission for Financial Capability.
The programme is designed to support whānau to develop and implement their plan for housing, whether the plan is for managing or improving their current housing arrangements or preparing for home ownership. By building the financial capability of whānau, the programme also helps them to develop healthy financial habits and have conversations with whānau about money matters.
The programme is delivered by rōpū contracted by Te Puni Kōkiri using facilitators trained by the Commission for Financial Capability.
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Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Three new papakāinga under construction in Ngāruawāhia
Breathing new life into iconic Ōtautahi building to house Rehua Marae whānau
Memories of living at the old trade training hostel at Rehua Marae are vivid in Ash Leatherby’s mind.
Papakāinga: Whenua blessing in Whāingaroa marks start of construction
Whenua Māori near Whāingaroa (Raglan) that has been sitting idle for decades will soon be home to local Waikato whānau and bring those from afar who are yet to experience living on their ancestral whenua.
Papakāinga benefits amplified in COVID-19 lockdown
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Waipatu Hawkes Bay, the Apatu-Wilson whānau are happy and safe spending lockdown in their whare that lies within their whānau papakāinga.
Fixing up the whare for a further 50 years
Sitting outside the house her grandfather bought more than 50 years ago, Muri Rata smiles in the morning sun.