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Planning for community: The Kāinga Tuatahi Papakāinga in central Auckland.

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In Cram, F., Hutchings, J., & Smith, J. (Eds.), Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua: Māori housing realities and aspirations. Bridget Williams Books., , 192-203

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This chapter examines Kāinga Tuatahi, a thirty home development in Ōrākei – the first medium density urban papakainga completed in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The papakainga is more than just a Māori development but is intended to foster a Māori community via a creative design, shared spaces, and social customs. This chapter explores the residents’ satisfaction and experiences of moving into and living in an urban papakainga. As well as exploring how such a development can improve tenure security and facilitate homeownership the accounts in the chapter aim to shed light on how this type of housing development can foster social and cultural repatriation for urban Māori. The chapter first provides a background on Ngāti Whātua with a focus on historic housing experiences. It then details the planning and development of Kāinga Tuatahi. After this it provides the findings from the thirty interviews, where it is noted how lucky all felt at having been selected to live in the development. The interviewees also comment on how well designed and sized they are, how it has created a village like atmosphere, with a different way of life including an intergenerational focus. As the authors conclude, this type of papakainga development transcends physical construction, creating a holistic way of living.

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