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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Focus area 4: Invest in and support Māori to meet their specific housing aspirations

Like all Aucklanders, Māori want to live in warm and secure homes. Māori want their homes to support the way they live and the activities they associate with a prosperous quality of life, especially education and employment. Connectivity in terms of transport and communications are equally as important.

In addition, some Māori may prefer housing options such as papakāinga or whānau-oriented housing that reflect te ao Māori, and support the ability to extend manaakitanga and strengthen whanaungatanga.

 A sketch showing a vibrant Auckland with a strong Māori identity.  It includes a waka in the Auckland harbour.

Many Māori in Auckland live in homes that do not meet these aspirations. Housing choices can be limited by:

  • employment options and income
  • access to savings and intergenerational equity
  • not being able to access services, support, and bank lending on an equitable basis.

How this can be done

Māori have experienced particular housing stresses over many years. Housing-related services therefore need to be responsive and innovative in meeting Māori needs.

Ways to address this could include:

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