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Plans to settle ancestral lands excite

Thriving wetlands, houses made of pumice blocks and a proposed papakāinga of 30 dwellings were outlined to the third National Māori Housing Conference in Wanganui. The conference finishes tomorrow and focuses on planning and financing papakāinga - clusters of housing on ancestral Māori land. The conference is hosted by the Whanganui Iwi Housing Forum and its national umbrella organisation, Te Matapihi Trust. Trust chairman Rau Hoskins said Maori housing needed more resourcing, but progress now would be good for future projects.

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