New Māori housing initiative for Papakura
Papakura Marae is the first community to receive funding from the $15 million Māori Housing Fund, being announced by
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Housing, and Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta.
“We want every New Zealander and their families to have a warm, dry home in a safe and healthy community,” Jacinda
“Today we are making an initial investment of $1 million to support Papakura Marae’s Papakāinga Plan that will support
this community to provide homes for their whānau,” Jacinda Ardern announced today.
“Together we need to design and enable innovative approaches to accelerate whānau, hapū and iwi development,” Minister
of Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta says.
The Māori Housing Fund supports whānau-led community development outcomes.
“Whānau leading their own development aspirations provides the platform to drive and lead development in their
community. If we can support all whānau to thrive, this will create a step-change for New Zealand and create a more
prosperous future for everyone,” Ms Mahuta say.
The Māori housing fund support initiatives that strengthen whānau and communities, improves housing but also provides
opportunities and additional benefits such as learning new skills, building financial capability, and whānau
participation in the local economy.
The $1 million to Papakura Marae will assist with infrastructure and construction of 6 Kaumātua flats on their Papakura
Marae Site. The homes will be allocated to kaumātua by the Marae.