Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019

The Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019, was hosted by the Independent Māori Statutory Board on 14 May. 

This second summit provided the platform to launch the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan; a response to the first summit in 2018.

Ministers Twyford and Mahuta addressed the Summit and participated in a Q + A session with attendees.  The afternoon was given over to the ‘Outcomes Panel’ which focused on affirming positive housing outcomes delivered in our communities.  This was followed by open discussion and questions from the floor.

During the open floor session support was expressed for the Board to continue driving the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan toward implementation by a range of entities.

During the last few months we have been progressing actions in the plan and thinking about how to report back to our stakeholders on progress. Once finalised, our approach to reporting (and the reports themselves) will be circulated to stakeholders and available on the website.

A report back on the Summit  2019 will be available here soon.

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Māori Housing Summit 2019 Programme 14th May 2019

10:00 – 10:15  Mihi whakatau

10:15 – 10:30  Kāinga Strategic Action Plan Launch

Tony Kake, Independent Māori Statutory Board &
CEO Papakura Marae

The Kāinga Strategic Action Plan was endorsed by the Independent Māori Statutory Board in December 2018 and represents a significant response to the Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2018.

Other entities have endorsed or are considering endorsement of the Kāinga Plan, and a number of actions have already been delivered on with others progressing.

Summit 19 offers the opportunity to launch the Kāinga Plan and set out on another year of action to improve housing outcomes for Māori.

10:30– 12:00 Ministerial Keynote Speeches

Introduction and Scene Setting:
Rau Hoskins, Chair, Te Matapihi and
Hurimoana Dennis, Te Puea Memorial Marae

Speeches from Hon. Phil Twyford Minister of Housing and Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, Associate Minister of Housing

Ministers Twyford and Mahuta attended the 2018 Auckland Māori Housing Summit and indicated a clear direction and commitment to improving housing outcomes for Māori.

This included a determination to speak about kāinga and homes, rather than houses.

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now formed, with Minister Mahuta appointed to the new role of Associate Minister responsible for that new agency.  Today KiwiBuild is a policy in action, whereas last year it was just shaping up.

So how far have we shifted on the move from ‘housing’ to ‘kāinga’?

These Ministers are responsible for significant agencies and resources, and we look forward to hearing a progress update from them at the Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019.

Speeches will be followed by a Q + A
Rau Hoskins, facilitating

12:00 – 12:05 Summing Up

Rau Hoskins

12:05– 12:30  Agency Operational Response

Andrew Crisp, CEO, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development formed on 1 October 2018, less than a year after the Labour-led government came to power.

It has been coined an agency for change, and it is a change we are all deeply interested in.

As guardians of New Zealand’s housing system and the policy office shaping the impact of everything from Urban Development Authorities to the Auckland Housing Programme, HUD is in a position to effect change.

What are the areas of focus for HUD, and what can we expect in the 12 months?

Session Q + A  

Facilitated by Tony Kake

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 Outcomes Panel
Elevating housing outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau

The Outcomes Panel will be a facilitated panel discussion and Q + A with individuals and organisations who deliver positive housing outcomes for Māori whānau.

This innovative approach focuses on the positive and on models that work today, providing a unique chance to celebrate success and housing wellbeing.

Spaces on the panel will be limited. Individuals and organisations who have positive housing outcomes to report and talk about and who would like to be on the panel are invited to email

2:30pm – 4.00pm Open Floor

Rau Hoskins Facilitating

This open floor session is a chance to discuss what we hear from the Ministers and other speakers or the Outcomes Panel, to ask further questions, or provide your perspective on issues discussed during the day.

Download a copy of the Programme here.