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Kāinga tahi, kāinga rua: A kaupapa Māori Response of Te Puea Memorial Marae

In the winter of 2016, Te Puea Memorial Marae (TPMM) initiated a kaupapa Maori marae-led response, opening their doors to vulnerable whanau seeking emergency housing. In the full view of the media, TPMM not only made the reality of homelessness visible by caring for 181 people (of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds), but named the housing situation in Auckland as a 'crisis'. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Homeless Wāhine Māori and survival sex: An emerging link?

The absence of good quality data is a persistent issue, hindering policies from being appropriately targeted to the specific needs of minority groups. Despite making up a disproportionate percentage of those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, Maori women are one such underserviced group. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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Understanding homelessness in rural Aotearoa

Homelessness for whanau in Northland arises from a range of challenges. The government economic and housing agenda has been set by neo-liberal, utilitarian policy makers and while this may be working for majority of people in Aotearoa, this agenda means misery for the minority. This article features in the "Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand" October 2017 edition of Parity Magazine.

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UN Calls for Review of SHA 62 Designation

This article was published in the MASS e-newsletter, Pūtanga 71,  1 September 2017. 

Pania Newton and Delwyne Roberts of Ihumātao attended the 93rd Meeting of CERD in Geneva two weeks ago (in mid-August 2017), to put the grievance for SOUL, a mana whenua led campaign working to protect culturally, historically, spiritually and archaeologically significant land at Ihumātao.

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How Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is tackling the Auckland housing crisis

This article by Bianca Zander was published in the MASS e-newsletter, Pūtanga 68, 01st June 2017. 


Kāinga Tuatahi – or first place – is a new housing development conceived and financed by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to house its hapū members. Visually, and in other ways too, it signals a radical departure from the mid-century brick and weatherboard state houses that characterise the area.

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Aotearoa, Homelessness of House, Land and Product in Rural Māori Settings: An Operational Insight

Many of our rural Māori communities suffer from severe housing deprivation, with our people living in conditions that would be considered uninhabitable by urban standards. In this article, Patrick Gemmell reflects on whether the lack of culturally constructed central government housing policy and product making our people homeless in rural settings.

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