RNZ - Papakainga creates affordable homes for Wairarapa whanau

In the midst of housing affordability being out of reach for whānau throughout te motu many are looking to Papakainga options to make use of their land for communal housing. A new social housing development and Papakainga at Hurunui õ Rangi marae in the Wairarapa has created six new homes for whānau via the Māori Housing Network, an initiative launched by Te Puni Kõkiri in 2015.

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HLC - Apply to become a Builder or Developer/Housing Provider Partner

HLC (Homes, Land, Community) has provided an invitation to developers/housing providers and builders to participate in prospective housing development projects. HLC have set ambitious targets to increase housing supply in New Zealand and are looking for strong partnerships to assist in delivering on these targets. This invitation to participate (ITP) is open from the 22nd of January through till the 14th of March.

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HLC Mana Whenua Flyer

HLC (Homes. Land. Community) has provided this public flyer, intended for ngā mana whenua groups of Tāmaki Makaurau, extending information regarding their vision for and capability to co-provide community housing alongside treaty partners of Tāmaki Makaurau. HLC have a strong focus on Māori housing needs moving forward, ensuring that a variety of positive community-based outcomes are reinforced holistically through prospective housing projects.

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A Guide to Papakāinga Housing

This booklet is a guide to whānau papakāinga housing available to you, your whānau and community. This guide sets out a step-by-step process to assist whānau to plan for and complete papakāinga housing on Māori Freehold and in some cases General Land, with checklists, tips, advice and case studies to progress your papakāinga housing development as a six step approach.

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Case study: Māori housing movements in Progressive Thinking: Ten Perspectives on Housing

The papakāinga movement has been fundamental to Māori asserting their right to reoccupy their whenua and live as Māori. Recognising the need for housing to provide more than just an individual roof, papakāinga are built on a philosophy of values: manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, wairuatanga, whānaungatanga. This article features in Progressive thinking: ten perspectives on housing, published by the Public Service Association of New Zealand.

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Opinion - Patrick Gemmell

Kāinga Whenua is a kind of a translation of its English counterpart, Welcome Home Loans, with both housing products being administered by the Crown agent, Housing New Zealand and financed by Kiwibank. In its seven years of operation, the Kāinga Whenua has delivered less than 30 home loans, that is, just over four homes per year. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Measuring iterative homelessness in mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Despite recent media attention around the issue of homelessness and a lack of appropriate social housing, there appears to be little consideration of the relationship between mental health and homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using data collected by Statistics New Zealand and the National Programme for Integrated Mental Health Data (PRIMHD), this article discusses some of the challenges in measuring iterative homelessness for tangata whaiora in Aotearoa. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Elderly at 43: On health and homelessness

At 43, Niko is an old man. He spends his nights at the rear corner of an inner-city, open-air carpark, where exhaust fumes leak through the tears in his tarpaulin. He eats dry packets of two-minute noodles for breakfast, and relies on donated food at the Auckland City Mission's Homeless Community Drop-in Centre for dinner. When it rains, Niko's feet get wet and stay wet for days. This latter fact is what led him to the Mission's Calder Health Centre last winter. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Easy access housing: Transitional and emergency housing for homeless Tangata Whaiora

A one-of-a-kind service for homeless tangata whaiora with mental health and addiction issues has operated in Wellington since the early 2,000s. Easy Access Housing (EAH) provides a transitional (six-month) or emergency (three-month) shared-housing service. Intrinsic supports that empower tangata whaiora to seek and gain longer-term housing is included in the service model that provides a unique approach in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Housing Northland's homeless: From crisis to confidence

In 2006, a collective of local churches combined to establish the Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust (TTEHCT). This was in response to community-led research undertaken by One Double Five Community House that revealed a desperate need for emergency housing in Whangarei for up to twenty households.This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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