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A warmer winter for whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau and Tai Tokerau

Aug 2, 2021

Building on and increasing our impact requires partnership with others to improve homes at scale. This year we have been partnering with Iwi across a range of different programmes.

In Tai Tokerau, this winter we worked with local partners, Te Uri o Hau, Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri, and Te Roroa, to help distribute Winter Warmer Packs. We had a team of volunteers and staff who helped us pack and deliver the items.

Working alongside local Iwi and other partners we have been able to deliver to communities living in remote areas who otherwise would not have been able to access these winter essentials.

We have also been working alongside Iwi in Tāmaki Makaurau. Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, and Habitat Northern signed a Memorandum of Agreement in June.
We are working together to support tribal members and other New Zealanders to improve housing outcomes in Auckland through rental and Progressive Home Ownership options across the city.

Ngāi Tai Chairperson James Brown said, “It is a great opportunity for Ngāi Tai to broaden our partnership through the housing continuum.”
Habitat Northern CEO Conrad LaPointe said, “The Ngāi Tai partnership opportunity provides a further example of Habitat partnering with Māori and specifically in Auckland. This type of partnership is hugely important as we seek to address housing access and affordability.”