Government commits $55m to Northland Māori housing


A new investment partnership aims to build up to 100 new houses in Te Taitokerau, Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) Peeni Henare says

The Government is working with Te Pouahi o Te Taitokerau (a collective of Northland based Māori housing service providers and supported by Northland iwi, hapū and Ahu Whenua Trusts) to fund a prototype delivery model that will see 80-100 affordable rental homes and up to 110 infrastructure sites by 30 June 2025.

“We know that we cannot tackle this housing crisis alone. The key to success lies in partnership,” Henare says.

“We are announcing a $55m package to support Te Pouahi o Te Taitokerau.”

The $55m funding provides:

  1. $30 million for the supply of 80-100 homes;
  2. $20 million to enable the infrastructure requirements for 110 sites;
  3. $2.31 million to cover operational costs ($0.77m annually for three years); and
  4. $2.69 million for project development, including capability building and technical support.

“In last year’s Budget, we committed $730 million for Māori housing to deliver 1000 new homes, repairs and maintenance to 700 homes, and infrastructure support for 2,700 homes. This investment includes $30 million towards building future capability for iwi and Māori groups to accelerate housing projects and support services,” Henare says.

“Together, Te Pouahi o Te Taitokerau and this Government will deliver a better housing future for Māori in the North, and I look forward to the benefits our partnership will deliver to our whānau across the rohe.”