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He kāinga pai rawa atu mō ngā kaumātua: He keteparaha tēnei mō te whare kaumātua – A really good home for our kaumātua: A toolkit for kaumātua housing.

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Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, ,

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This toolkit is the outcome of the He Kāinga Pai Rawa project (2017-2019), which aimed to find out what made Moa Crescent Kaumātua Village a healthy housing community for kaumātua.

It provides comprehensive guidance on developing culturally responsive, secure, and healthy housing solutions for kaumātua (Māori elders). It outlines practical strategies and considerations for planning and implementing kaumātua housing projects, emphasising the importance of community involvement, cultural values, and sustainable practices. The toolkit was informed by residents of Moa Crescent and their whānau, as well as many others including builders, developers, lawyers, townplanners, and funders. The toolkit begins with an introduction that outlines how groups may use the Toolkit to co-design and build Kaumātua housing. It then provides eight steps for achieving the project. The first three are grouped under the dream/vision and encompass creating the vision, building relationships, and leading the project. The next two are listed under the road to making the dream/vision a reality, and cover finance and funding, as well as co-creating fit-for-purpose design. The last three are grouped under the banner of achieving the dream/vision, detailing building the kaumatua centred tenancy relationships, providing wrap around services, and caring for your asset. Each of the eight steps has a whāinga/objective, a whakatauki, mātāpono/value statement, and hīkoitanga/ milestones to help achieve the whāinga/ objective, as well as tools and tips, examples and/or resource information, and a practical checklist. The document serves as a valuable resource for organisations and communities aiming to address the housing needs of kaumātua, ensuring their wellbeing and enabling them to live in dignity and comfort.

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