Our Tooku Nei Whare initiative allows tribal members to access information and advice through the financial literacy and home ownership workshops. Our waananga aim to tautoko, educate and provide resources to our Iwi that will prepare you for your Home Ownership Journey.
Hundreds of our tribal members are now enjoying brand new, warm, safe homes, located near koohanga reo and kura.
Maaku Anoo Hei Hanga Tooku Nei Whare
We can all be proud of Te Kaarearea, our housing pilot project in Kirikiriroa. Leveraging the Right of First Refusal (RFR) provisions in our settlement, we purchased land back from the Government to begin the process of providing a range of housing options for our tribal members.
We have helped whaanau become homeowners for the first time, providing financial literacy programmes, partnering with Westpac Bank for mortgage finance, assisting with the unlocking of Kiwisaver funds for deposits, and ensuring that our pricing enabled our whaanau to access government subsidies. We offered a shared equity as another option to ensure affordability. We have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide ‘rent to own’ options.
And, we have worked with Kāinga Ora to provide social housing options as well. Hundreds of our tribal members are now enjoying 50 brand new, warm, safe homes, located near koohanga reo and kura, and living in a modern-day papakaainga community in Hamilton City. We acknowledge our many partners who helped turn this dream into reality.
We have gained valuable data and learned many lessons from our experience with Te Kaarearea. We have proven that we are innovative and agile and well-placed to build on the momentum created by this pilot. We know that housing is a super-lever for financial stability, better educational outcomes, and health and wellbeing. Accordingly, we are in the process of working with Tainui Group Holdings to identify housing sites that are ready for development so that we can do more. We are already engaging with Kāinga Ora, Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to create more housing opportunities for our tribal members.
Tooku Nei Whare Workshops
Maaku anoo e hanga i tooku nei whare / I will build my own house
We are proud to bring you the Tooku Nei Whare Workshops. Our waananga aim to tautoko, educate and provide resources to our Iwi that will prepare you for your Home Ownership Journey.
Some key messages whaanau have attended had to say was:
- “All Iwi members should do this waananga”
- “Best workshop I have been to, informative with practical advice”
We want to help you achieve your home ownership aspirations. Come along to a waananga and find out what whaanau are talking about.
*Please do not register for multiple workshops as it may result in your registration being void, if you have any enquiries please email us – [email protected]