High hopes for 'vertical papakāinga'

multi-level Māori villages

Vertical papakāinga​ could play a major role in Māori being able to live on the whenua they whakapapa back to, an Auckland hapu believes.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei​ is a hapu of the Ngāti Whātua​ iwi in Tāmaki Makaurau​ Auckland, and it’s work developing the concept of vertical papakāinga (housing) has been showcased in the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua​ book published by Bridget Williams Books.

The hapu’s long-term vision is to ensure its people enjoy a high level of physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing, and housing is a part of that strategy.

It has been progressively developing low density housing on its land at Ōrākei, but with over 6000 members, but it may need to build higher to meet its aspirations.

Link to video and article: High hopes for 'vertical papakāinga' multi-level Māori villages | Stuff.co.nz


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