"I am pleased to see seven whares have been repaired for Hauraki whānau so they will live in warm, dry and secure homes.
"Critical and essential repairs are funded to reduce the number of Māori living in unsafe or substandard housing situations," said Hon Nanaia Mahuta.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, an iwi-based provider of health and wellness services, received $110,000 of Māori Housing Network funding in September last year. This allowed them to conduct 10 whare repair assessments, repair seven of the most critical homes and run maintenance workshops for whanau.
"Repairs projects funded through the Māori Housing Network assist Māori home-owners by encouraging good repair and maintenance practices and empower rōpū Māori and whānau to take ownership of the quality of their housing.
"Housing developments and repairs have significant potential to improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of all our Māori communities," said Nanaia Mahuta.
(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)