Māori and the Tāmaki Housing Crisis: Homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau

Author: Peeni Henare, Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau
Publication Date: September 2016
Published by: Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

Homelessness is one of the most pervasive issues affecting Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. While it is an issue that is impacting on people of all ethnicities and cultures throughout New Zealand, homelessness has had a particularly devastating impact on Māori in the South Auckland suburbs of Manurewa, Māngere, and Otara. In this article, MP for Tāmaki Makaurau Peeni Henare discusses Te Puea Marae's response to the homelessness crisis, and some of the challenges and opportunities moving forward.

This article features in the September 2016 edition of Parity Magazine, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons, Victoria’s peak homelessness advocacy body. This special joint edition of Parity, 'Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and New Zealand' is dedicated to the examination and discussion of the various policy and practice responses to Indigenous homelessness in Australia and New Zealand.