Housing: Finding the strength to ask for help in Takou Bay
“I was depressed until all this started. I’m everything now. The smiles are there. My babies, my mokos. I’m happy as can be. It’s a home now. What more could I ask for?" Georgina Taiapo says of her new lease on life following critical repairs to her whare in Te Tai Tokerau.
Housing provides new beginning for Waitara kaumātua
Makere and Doug Pike are among five kaumatua who have just moved into the new kaumatua flats, opened by Te Atiawa Kaumātua Housing Trust with support from our Māori Housing Network.
Kaingaroa Housing Community Development: whānau inspired for bright future
The small, isolated settlement of Kaingaroa sits on the volcanic plateau of the central North Island. It is surrounded by one of the largest planted forests in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to about 435 people.
Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill
Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.
Resilience and sacrifice behind papakāinga build in Taupiri
“Punakai had to sell his Harley and we had to move in with my parents. Building has been such a long, drawn out process, and we’ve had heaps of setbacks. But finally, after two years, we are in our own whare, on the whānau block behind the marae, ready to start our new life with our babies.”
- Sally Waikai, Homeowner
Waikato whānau living their best life
Warmer, dryer, more efficient homes enable better life outcomes for ten whānau across the Waikato. We feature two of the whānau here.
The whisper of hope: repairing whare, restoring hauora
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.
Māori Housing in the spotlight at housing awards
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.
Whānau housing repairs lead to intergenerational wellbeing
Four generations of the same whānau live in Karen and Moke’s two-bedroom whare.
Breathing new life into old whānau homes in South Auckland
Lifting living standards for whānau sets a platform for better intergenerational wellbeing. We feature two whānau in South Auckland.
Sorted Kāinga Ora: Empowering whānau to realise their housing aspirations
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.
Te Piringa Papakāinga the journey home
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.
Māori housing to receive $40 million more
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.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
A cheaper power bill and a sweet-smelling bathroom were the immediate positive impacts for the Goldsmith whānau after completing their housing repairs.
Supporting Māori into home ownership
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Around 30 whānau in the Manawatū region are a step closer to owning their own home,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
New home ownership trials underway to help whānau
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.
Doors open to new papakāinga in Wairarapa
A new papakāinga housing development has opened its doors in Wairarapa for the descendants of Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton.
Whānau wellbeing behind urban Hastings papakāinga
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.
More housing for whānau in Ōpotiki
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.
$15 million for housing repairs and papakāinga
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.
He whakatūnga whare, he oranga tāngata
Ka pūmau te whanaungatanga i waenganui i tētahi hapori i te whakatūnga o tētahi papakāinga hou ki tētahi marae i Ōtautahi, te kī a te Tumu Whakahaere ā-Rohe o Te Puni Kōkiri ki Te Waipounamu, a David Ormsby.
Whareponga Papakāinga - The Legacy of Materoa
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.
Giving whānau a fresh start
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.
New social housing build underway in rural Wairarapa
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.
Cutting our own track and walking it
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.