What is funded 

The types of projects that may be funded through He Taupae include:  

  • geotechnical investigations  
  • master planning  
  • infrastructure reports  
  • planning advice  
  • contamination reports  
  • traffic assessments  
  • development management and feasibility  
  • resource and building consents.  

Who can apply  

Applicants must:  

  • be a hapū, iwi, Māori housing provider or Māori entity (Māori entities are registered businesses with a minimum of 50 percent Māori ownership or are a Māori Authority(external link)).  
  • have authority to build on the identified site, which is Māori owned (including general title and Māori freehold land).  
  • demonstrate a clear pathway to build on their land within two to three years. 

They need to show that: 

  • the proposed houses are intended for whānau Māori, including kaumātua or individuals  
  • the housing development is non-commercial 
  • the land is zoned correctly for the size and scale of the build  
  • they've analysed the type of land they propose building on, what kind of housing is needed on the land e.g. public housing, affordable rentals, home ownership and what the affected whānau want and need  
  • they have a clear strategy in place  
  • they have a business case that includes strategic objectives, an options analysis, cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment.  

Projects funded through He Taupae




Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi Limited 

Support for a Development Strategy for the first stage of a housing development in the Kaikohe area. 


Te Rūnganga o Whaingāroa Inc  

Emergency funding to support the Matauri Bay Homelessness Project - construction of eight houses to accommodate whānau facing homelessness. 


Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine Trust 

To engage a land advisor and project management support to progress the Te Mataora housing initiative, at land adjacent to the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa. This includes a three-stage mixed tenure development comprising public, transitional, aged care and affordable housing with a health and wellbeing facility. The indicative maximum yield for the site is 182 units. 


Otangarei Papakainga Limited 

To engage with a residential development manager to undertake a development plan and feasibility assessment for the delivery of six, two bedroom homes on the proposed site 17c McKinnon Crescent, Otangarei, Whangarei. 





Kahui Tu Kaha Limited (Arohanui ke te Tangata Project) 

Holding three, two-day wānanga over a year (to discuss the development of social housing Kaupapa Māori service delivery standards) with members of the Arohanui ki te Tangata Collective, and other invited Māori organisations providing transitional or permanent housing to people facing homelessness. 


Matakana Island 



Te Kotuhi-Hereawai Taikato Whānau Trust 

For preliminary project scope of works to develop papakāinga on whānau whenua on Matakana Island.  Scope of works include workshops, develop site concept and master plan; and preparation of resource consent applications in line with the local District Council. 





Te Aitanga A Mahaki Trust 

Funding (in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri) to deliver an iwi social housing project on four project sites in Gisborne. 


Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou 

To support Toitu Tairawhiti and the development of a Business Case, Engagement Plan and Implementation Plan. 


Mauria Te Pono Trust 

Getting ready to build a five home papakāinga (for 30 people) on ancestral whenua. Includes hiring consultants to complete detailed design, building consent, preconstruction requirements and construction tendering for the project. 


Manawatu – Whanganui 



Silks Audit Chartered Accountants Ltd 

The Rangatahi Road Housing Project proposes to deliver nine affordable homes on general title freehold land in Ratana for first home buyers in 2023. Resource consent has been granted and the project is now ready to carry out the civil works and other technical reports to satisfy the conditions of the resource consent and subdivision requirements. 


Ratana Ahu Whenua Trust 

For work on the Ratana Papakāinga Development Project (creating 60 sections). The project will continue the employment of a current employee and hire contracted legal advisor(s) to help whānau who intend to build with the necessary mortgage, lease, title registration, planning, consenting and contracting processes. 





Ngāti Kahungunun Ki Poneke Community Services 

The actual administration and legal costs incurred by You associated with the establishment of Tātai Mokopuna Holdings Limited as a subsidiary. 


Tapu-Te-Ranga Trust 

Support the management and costs of critical preliminary investigative and planning works for the Nohokāinga Project , which will deliver 100 papakāinga dwellings, a marae and an education facility.