Yesterday, the Government signed a partnership with Toitū Tairāwhiti that will deliver 150 new homes for whānau, with $55 million of investment from the Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga fund.  

 This morning, we hosted over 80 people, including Ministers, manuhiri, and iwi from Te Tairāwhiti, and officials from Te Puni Kōkiri(external link) to launch the second Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga prototype. This follows the signing of a partnership with Ka Uruora signed last month to deliver up to 172 new homes. 
Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga (to have a home, to have wellbeing) combines investment from Budget 2021 ($380m) and the Māori Infrastructure Fund ($350m) – the largest investment ever in Māori Housing. 
Deputy Chief Executive, Tumuaki Te Kāhui Māori Housing, Kararaina Calcott-Cribb says, “We are extremely proud to support the partnership with Toitū Tairāwhiti that will benefit the community. In MAIHI framework for action, we focused on strong partnerships. MAIHI Ka Ora and the Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga programme show this in fruition. In their development, Māori was clear that they wanted the Government to create space for Māori-led local solutions – especially when it came to delivering housing for their people on their whenua. Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga helps create that space to allow Māori housing solutions to thrive.”  

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