Six months on from Te Aro Pā papakāinga opening, we sat down with the Advisory Trustees and Māori Trustee Jamie Tuuta to talk about what this project meant to them.

Te Aro Pā exterior

Whānau have settled into their homes, veggies have been planted in the māra kai and the communal garden is lush with spring growth. 

In the months since the Te Aro Pā papakāinga was opened, the project has been hailed as a success. Lauded as an ideal model for developing affordable housing on Māori land, it's lead the way for other success stories. The effect it's had on the people involved in the project and their whānau has been meaningful in a slightly different way. Their experiences are heartwarming.