We’ve joined forces with Te Puni Kōkiri to ensure more housing repairs take place for Māori whānau.

TPK MoU 2019

We’ve joined forces with Te Puni Kōkiri to ensure more housing repairs take place for Māori whānau.

Māori Trustee and Chief Executive of Te Tumu Paeroa, Dr Charlotte Severne, and Dave Samuels (Te Puni Kōkiri Toihautū), signed a memorandum of understanding between the two parties, agreeing to work together on the project.

We’ll work together to jointly fund projects in Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Rāwhiti through the existing Māori Housing Network.

TPK MoU 2019Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says “it’s a new approach based on a common objective to impact on issues for whānau that need support and assistance for repairs and maintenance. 

“Te Puni Kōkiri and the Māori Trustee have made a mutual commitment to advance the housing aspirations of whānau Māori where warm, safe and affordable housing is a reality for everyone.”

Dr Charlotte Severne says this partnership is an indicator towards more initiatives in the future.

“We’re looking forward to working alongside Te Puni Kōkiri to ensure more whānau homes are repaired in Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Rāwhiti.” 

The Māori Trustee will make a contribute of $2 million to support the housing repairs programme which has already achieved positive outcomes for Māori across the motu. 

“The repair and maintenance initiative has supported nearly 1000 whānau owned homes across the country. 

“We’ve seen health, employment and social outcomes improve for whānau, happy children and kaumātua.

“This approach is whānau centred, community supported and now is one that has been further enhanced through smart collaboration and partnership,” says Minister Mahuta.