Research to support Wai 2750

Research is critical to the outcome of Wai 2750. It ensures there is a strong evidence base on both the issues raised by the claimants and the solutions needed to reset the housing system in partnership with Māori.

Pre-Casebook Research Discussion Paper

The Tribunal has issued a paper that explores the available and availability of information and analysis to support the inquiry. 

The discussion paper contains information on the inquiry and the history of Māori housing.

The pre-casebook discussion paper suggests there are four areas for further research:

  • An historical Māori Housing Report, 1840 – 1970
  • Māori rental housing: state housing, private rental market social housing and special housing needs, 1970 – present day
  • Māori home ownership, 1970 – present day, and
  • Housing on Māori Land, circa 1870s to present day.

Read the Pre-Casebook Research Discussion Paper on the Waitangi Tribunal website (PDF, 3.5MB)

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga research for Wai 2750

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga is also undertaking a research programme to provide research and data that can assist in understanding the effects, consequences, and broader context for Māori from Crown policies, legislation, practices, actions and alleged omissions in relation to housing policy and services.

Crown research is intended to:

  • support claimants and the Waitangi Tribunal’s research needs for Wai 2750;
  • examine the Crown’s past housing policy practice; and
  • inform a reset of the housing system to meet Maori needs and aspirations. 

Published: October 21, 2021