Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister of Housing Hon Nanaia Mahuta congratulated two community organisations, Te Whanau o Waipareira and Te Hononga o Tamaki me Hoturoa, for their commitment to improving housing in the Auckland region.
"We invested $1.98m with Waipareira to enable the completion of 49 urgent housing repairs and 20 DIY workshops. We also invested $520,000 with Te Hononga to complete 23 urgent housing repairs and 15 DIY workshops. This is an excellent investment in the wellbeing of our people.
Te Puni Kōkiri has supported community-led projects throughout the motu and the benefits for whānau and community are substantial. They work through community providers to ensure whanau with high health needs to get support for their essential repairs and receive much needed wrap-around services.
"A whānau-centred approach recognises the needs, strengths and diverse aspirations of whānau and communities. It supports whānau and Māori to be self-determining," Minister Mahuta says.
(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)