He Taupae Fund

He Taupae works to increase the technical capability of Māori organisations to build on their whenua.   

The types of services that could be funded through He Taupae could include (but is not limited to):  

  • Geotechnical Investigations  
  • Master planning  
  • Infrastructure Reports  
  • Planning advice  
  • Contamination Reports  
  • Traffic Assessments  
  • Development Management and Feasibility  
  • Resource and Building Consents.  

Who can apply 

Organisations applying for funding through He Taupae must meet the following criteria:  

  • The applicant is a hapū, iwi, Māori Housing provider or Māori entity.  
  • The proposed houses are intended for whānau Māori including kaumātua and/or individuals. 
  • The housing development is non-commercial. 
  • The applicant has authority to build on the identified site, which is Māori owned (including General title and Māori freehold land).  

Applicants must also demonstrate that their project provides a clear pathway to build on their land within the next two to three years.  

They will need to show:  

  • that the land is zoned correctly for the size and scale of the build 
  • a needs analysis outlining the whānau cohort, tenure (proposed use of housing eg public housing, affordable rentals, homeownership) and typology 
  • that they have a clear strategy in place, and 
  • a business case that includes strategic objectives, an options analysis, cost benefit analysis and risk assessment. 

Projects funded through He Taupae

Provider Project  Grant Amount
Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi Limited Support for a Development Strategy for the first stage of a housing development in the Kaikohe area.  $66,000
Te Rūnganga o Whaingāroa Inc  Emergency funding to support 'Matauri Bay Homelessness Project' - construction of eight houses to accommodate whānau facing homelessness. $200,000
Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou To support Toitu Tairawhiti and the development of a Business Case, Engagement Plan and Implementation Plan. $125,000
Mauria Te Pono Trust Increasing capability to facilitate a five home papakāinga (for 30 people) on ancestral whenua. Includes engaging consultants to complete detailed design, building consent, preconstruction requirements and construction tendering for the project. $145,487
Ratana Ahu Whenua Trust Increasing capability to assist with the development of the Ratana Papakāinga Development Project (creating 60 sections); the project will continue the employment of a current FTE and engage contracted legal advisor(s) to assist whānau intending to build with the requisite mortgage, lease, title registration, planning, consenting and contracting processes required. $127,000
Tapu-Te-Ranga Trust Increasing the Trust's capability to progress the Nohokāinga Project and support the management and costs of critical preliminary investigative and planning works to deliver 100 papakāinga dwellings, a marae and an education facility. $150,000
Te Kotuhi-Hereawai Taikato Whānau Trust Increasing capability to undertake preliminary project scope of works to develop papakāinga on whānau whenua on Matakana Island.  Scope of works include workshops, develop site concept and master plan; and preparation of resource consent applications in line with the local District Council. $101,650
Kāhui Tū Kaha Limited - Arohanui ki te Tangata Increasing capability to hold three, two day wānanga over 12 months (to discuss the development of social housing Kaupapa Māori service delivery standards) with members of the Arohanui ki te Tangata Collective, and other invited Māori organisations providing transitional or permanent housing to people facing homelessness. $33,000

Published: December 22, 2021

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