October 06, 2023
Shared ownership gives mana whenua chance to return to Tamaki kainga
Auckland’s Tāmaki Regeneration Company says some of the people it is helping into home ownership are returning to land once owned by their tupuna.
The company is a joint venture between Auckland Council and central government to redevelop former state house sites in Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure.
Afoa Tevita Malolo, its manager of social transformation and partnerships, says so far it has built about 1000 new flats and townhouses.
It has got about 80 families on its Own It shared ownership programme to help people buy their first homes.
“We’ve got some wonderful stories of whanau who are affiliated to our local manawhenua who have moved back into the area because of this program. It’s quite uplifting to see the change and to see our people come back into this area as well,” Mr Malolo says.
Any whanau with a combined household income between $85,000 and $205,000, should check out the “Own It” link on the Tamaki Regeneration website –