29 Nov 2019

Porirua-based Iwi becomes social housing provider

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 29 November 2019

Porirua-based iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira has officially become the landlord of more than 900 state homes in the city.

Ngāti Toa's new community housing provider, Te Āhuru Mōwai, has partnered with Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The iwi will manage the tenancies, maintenance and upgrade of the Kainga Ora properties in western Porirua, including areas in Titahi Bay, Mana, Tawa, Takapūwāhia and Eldson.

At a contract singing ceremony at Takapūwāhia Marae yesterday, Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira chair Taku Parai told Te Aniwa Hurihanganui the agreement was a milestone for his people.