May 7, 2021

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National Maori Housing Conference, 22-24 March, Rotorua

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National Housing Conference provides opportunity to develop real Maori Housing Solutions

Community Housing Aotearoa will hold a National Maori Housing Conference, 22-24 March at Te Papaioru Marae, Rotorua.

The conference will bring together grassroots leaders, experts, specialists and advocates from many housing sectors, local government, the Maori Land Court, Housing New Zealand and Te Puni Kokiri. The conference is aimed at Maori groups/organisations and other stake holders interested in developing housing on Maori or general land.

The conference has a practical focus, presentations and workshops will show case examples of papakainga/ housing development, trade training models, design trends, advice on how to navigate government and legal processes and explores potential for joint ventures.

Facilitated discussion on day three is designed to develop agreed strategies to assist Maori and housing into the future and provide strategic direction to government and Community Housing Aotearoa.

This conference offers all attendees the opportunity to contribute together so that our communities may prosper Nou te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.

  • $120.00 Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Members
  • $150.00 Non CHA members
  • Corporate/Govt $250.00

For registration details and further conference information please visit our website or contact our Kaituitui – Kaye-Maree [email protected]

CHA acknowledges our currently confirmed sponsors Te Puni Kokiri, Housing New Zealand, Paint Tech and ITM for their support.

3 thoughts on “National Maori Housing Conference, 22-24 March, Rotorua

  1. Dear all,

    As most of you are aware, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is facilitating regional workshops with the purpose of helping local community housing groups to work closer together to increase the availability of affordable housing in their region. I have provided some details for the Waikato workshop which is next Tuesday 2nd March. My apologies about the late notice for some of you.

    Date: Tuesday 2nd March

    Time: 9:30am until late afternoon (a full day) – Light lunch provided.

    Venue: Community Waikato, 33 Victoria St, Hamilton

    Parking: Parking is available next to the Meteor Theatre on Victoria St, it is $1 per hour (Please note that the Hamilton free bus service stops outside the Community Waikato building so that may be another option).

    Content: I have attached an outline of the general content which will be covered during the workshop. There may be more, or different issues that come to light, however those that are listed are based on research/interviews that CHA has recently completed. I have also attached the subsequent CHA report – ‘Existing Clusters and Partnerships of Community Housing in New Zealand’. The report will be used as reference material during the day and there will be copies made available.

    If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP/confirm your attendance by return email BEFORE THURSDAY 25th for catering purposes etc. I look forward to meeting you on the 2nd March, to learning more about third sector housing in the Waikato and facilitating more collaboration between organisations in the region.

    Thank you
    David McCartney
    Executive Officer
    Community Housing Aotearoa
    Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa
    ddi: +64 4 385 8822
    mob: 027 462 0605

  2. Housing Snapshots – National Maori Housing Conference

    Greetings, All!


    The National Maori Housing Conference is shaping into a spectacular event

    Preparations are well underway for the National Maori Housing Conference to take place on 22nd-24th March at Te Papaiouru Marae, Rotorua. Online registrations are coming in fast so please register now to avoid missing out!

    Our programme structure is now confirmed and we have an exciting line up of key note speakers, presenters, interactive stalls and practical workshops says Conference organiser Kaye-Maree Dunn.

    Click here for the Conference programme

    For full registration, including accommodation options click here.
    For day registration click here.

    On the first day; Rau Hoskins will give an overview of past, present and future papakainga housing design; Dean Flavell will give an overview for the Makahae Community Papakainga Project; Horaparaikete Trust will give an update on their most recent papakainga development; Pat Sneddon Chair of Housing New Zealand will round off the evening as our keynote speaker.

    On Tuesday 23rd, Minister of Housing Phil Heatley will open the day by providing an update on the key developments within government that relate to Maori housing.

    Also on Tuesday morning, guest speaker Dr. Kepa Morgan, Associate Dean from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering the University of Auckland, will be presenting on Kaitiakitanga and share innovative building technology Whare Uku. PHD student John Cheah, who is associated with this project is interested in getting a full view of perspectives about rural housing methods from different groups. Click here for those interested in participating in his survey.

    In the afternoon we will be hosting practical workshops on the following kaupapa; Kuia and Kaumatua Housing hosted by Yvonne Wilson – Rauawaawa Kaumatua Trust; Trade Training with Northern Training specialist Turi te Hira and Nikorima Broughton from Tairawhiti Company Helping Families Ltd; and another workshop on Housing Finance options.

    Our second set of workshops will be; Design with Nga Aho Maori Design Professionals; Understanding the Maori Land Court and Local Council Processes; Housing New Zealand -past and current strategies in working with Maori.

    The final set of workshops will include; a practical tour of a Whare Uku at Lake Rotoiti; Urban Papakainga and Housing issues with Sheryl Connell LLB & Sam Chapman Hohou te Rongo Trust (recently named local hero in the inaugural New Zealander of the Year Awards); a workshop on Joint Venture Opportunities for Iwi, presented by Sir Ngatata Love – Chair of the Wellington Tenths Trust.

    In the evening we will be joined by a Mystery Guest Speaker.

    Throughout the conference, CHA will be collating information, ideas and directions that will assist our organisation to advocate Govt to respond appropriately to the housing needs and aspirations of Maori.

    We warmly welcome members of CHA and all those interested in making a difference in Housing to attend, share and enjoy.

    For full registration bookings click here.
    For day registration bookings click here.

    For those who wish to host a stall at the conference which will give you direct access to attendees and provide a great opportunity to showcase your work and services to whanau, hapu and iwi please contact Kaye-Maree at [email protected].

    Stall Costs
    $350.00 CHA members
    $500.00 Non CHA members

    We also wish to acknowledge our key sponsors: Te Puni Kokiri, Housing New Zealand Corporation, ITM Building Supplies and Paint Tech.

  3. About time something is being done about housing for our whanau. Spread the monies that is given back to the tribes from the government for jobs and housing. Set up an Aotearoa global company in which all tribes should contribute.
    Greed was our downfall, lets not do it again.

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