December 10, 2020
Ngai Tai pushes for Maori housing
Auckland iwi Ngāi Tai is looking for land so it can do more housing developments.
Chair James Brown says it has completed s 120-unit development at Waterview ahead of schedule, it's working on an major project near Middlemore Hospital, and it's down to the last 40 of 93 KiwiBuild houses in Pukekohe.
He says it is committed to providing a Māori solution for Māori housing, and has told its partners the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development and Kainga Ora it wants to see more of the affordable units going to Māori.
That’s starting to show up in the sales data.
"A year ago we were probably less than 5 percent. Today it's probably climbing between 15 and 20. Next year we should double that and the year after we should be hitting the 50 percent mark," Mr Brown says.
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