Wai 2750 Kaupapa Inquiry

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development leads the Crown’s response to the Wai 2750 Kaupapa Inquiry. Wai 2750 is the opportunity to explore how we reset the housing system in partnership with Māori.

Upcoming hearings

The second week of stage one hearings will take place on 17-21 May 2021. Find out more about stage one of Wai 2750

This page will be updated as the inquiry progresses. 

What we do

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga co-ordinates the Crown’s response to Wai 2750.

We do this in three ways:

  • We bring together government agencies responsible for housing policy and services 
  • We support the Wai 2750 process by giving complete and accurate information about the Crown’s policy, practice and omissions on Māori housing
  • We work to ensure current policy and practice meet Māori needs and aspirations.

ARA - our pathway

The way we do this is guided by Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI) and ARA:

  • Accepting the past;
  • Respecting the Inquiry and claimants; and,
  • Acknowledging when things should be changed.

ARA is the pathway that leads to the whare wānanga where the Crown and Māori may achieve closer alignment.

What Wai 2750 is about

The Waitangi Tribunal is looking at claims relating to housing policy and services. As a kaupapa inquiry, Wai 2750 is one of many inquiries into contemporary issues that matter to all of Aotearoa New Zealand, rather than any specific district.

The Waitangi Tribunal panel for Wai 2750 is made up of:

  • Judge Craig Tamihana Coxhead
  • Mr Basil Morrison
  • Ms Prue Kapua
  • Dr Paul Hamer.

Judge Coxhead has identified four broad themes for the Inquiry:

  • housing policy, practice and regulation of the housing market
  • social housing: the provision of ‘public housing’ by the government (central and/or local)
  • use and development of Māori land for housing
  • relationship between poor physical and mental health (and other socio-economic factors) and housing.

For more information, visit the Wai 2750 page on the Waitangi Tribunal website

Get in touch with the Wai 2750 team

If you have any questions about Wai 2750, contact us at wai_2750@hud.govt.nz.

Published: March 18, 2021

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