Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019

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

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 Summit 2019 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.

Detail of the Summit 2019 Programme is available here.  Issues Papers released prior to the Summit are available here.

Our initial report back on the Summit  2019 follows.

Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019 Report

 The Auckland Māori Housing Summit 2019 was convened by the Independent Māori Statutory Board with the support of Te Matapihi, on 14 May.  The summit brought together around 140 people from across the community of interest in housing outcomes for Māori including; mana whenua, marae and service providers, government Ministers and officials, and Auckland Council staff.


As a Māori-focused summit, the day revolved around the concept of Kāinga and the issues relating to whānau wellbeing in the context of Kāinga.


Government Housing Strategy

During the morning session the Minister and Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Hon Phil Twyford and Hon Nanaia Mahuta, spoke about the government’s housing aspirations for Māori and their housing work programmes.

Summit 2019 Discussion

There was a Q and A with Ministers that following their  keynote speeches and covered subjects from the design and allocation of funding and funding streams to challenging the government on their housing aspirations for rangatahi.

In the afternoon, discussion involved mana whenua, marae and service providers discussing their stories of success in improving housing outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Launch of the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan

 The Summit also included the launch of the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan – a plan that originated at the first Summit in 2018.  More information on the plan is available here. 

Contact and More Information

Summit 2019 proceedings were videoed and we will continue to share clips and information about the summit over the next few weeks and months, as we process that material.

Please let us know if there are any particular issues or summit moments you felt were really interesting or important . 

Further detailed reports will be circulated to stakeholders and available on the website as they are finalised.

We welcome enquiries about the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan through: 
or write to: Private Bag 92311, Auckland 1142