Government, Iwi and Māori partners came together recently at Te MAIHI Whare Wānanga in Wellington.

Discussion at the Whare Wānanga focused on how we can support better Māori Housing outcomes. These regular conversations between the Crown and Maori Housing partners are important for making changes.

The Whare Wānanga oversees Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – the Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI)  framework for action. MAIHI is a kaupapa Māori approach to improve Māori housing outcomes and has been developed with Māori and iwi housing experts and sector leaders. It  aims to achieve significant and enduring housing outcomes by Māori, for Māori.

It was jointly hosted by Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Te Matapihi.

Developing a new Māori Housing Strategy

A new Māori Housing Strategy was also one of the items discussed at the wānanga. The development of a new strategy is an opportunity to shape Māori housing priorities for the next 30 years and aims to:

  • set medium to long-term goals and short-term priorities to improve housing outcomes for Māori
  • coordinate the efforts of key government agencies to support these goals
  • set out how Māori and the Crown can work in partnership towards these goals.

The new Māori Housing Strategy will be developed in parallel with the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD). They will be strongly connected through MAIHI.

For more information on the Māori Housing Strategy, visit our Māori Housing Strategy page.