Te ao mārama – Kua ea te moemoeā: Achievement of the dream/vision
Reddy, Rangimahora; Simpson, Mary; Wilson, Yvonne; Nock, Sophie; Johnston, Kirsten
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
Think Piece Three: This is the third and final report in a series about culturally secure, responsive, affordable, and healthy housing for kaumātua. It explores the stories of being in the realm Te Ao Mārama: Kua ea te Moemoeā: the achievement of the dream/vision stories of kaumātua, their whānau and supporters, from Moa Crescent Kaumātua Village in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Researchers interviewed 19 kaumātua residents, held three focus groups with residents’ whānau; service provider kaimahi; and kaumātua not living in the village. The interviews were analysed using a Māori worldview framework comprising Te Korekore, Te Pō and Te Ao Mārama. Three themes relating to the framework emerged, each with their own subthemes: Papakāinga; Mana motuhake: and Manaakitanga. Three other issues were raised: addressing emerging needs related to culture and ageing; and sustaining the vision for papakāinga.
Articles associated with this research – Karere Tūhono
News: Kaumātua launch Māori-designed cookie cutters
1 December 2020: The Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (RKCT), a research partner of Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, has been investigating social enterprise initiatives that kaumātua and kuia in the village at Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) can launch to support not only their own ‘he kāinga pai rawa’ journeys and quality of life, but also strenthen their ties with the wider community and support the ongoing hauora and wellbeing of the village community. >> Read More.
News: Minister opens stage 1 of kaumātua building upgrade
10 March 2020: Minister Nanaia Mahuta cut the ribbon to reveal stage 1 of Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust’s age-friendly facility upgrade on 31 January. It has taken three years to complete the first stage of Te Puna o Te Ora’s much-needed improvements but the Hamilton Kaumātua service provider now boasts a new and improved health wing. >> Read More.
Podcast: Housing Kaumatua
21 June 2019: This podcast sees Desna Whaanga Schollum and Becky Kiddle travel to Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust to talk with the CEO, Rangimahora Reddy, and the Project Manager for Housing at Ngā Rau Tātangi Māori Housing Foundation, Yvonne Wilson, about their kaumatua housing developments and the research work they’ve been undertaking evaluating the housing programme. We also got to speak with three kaumatua, Patihana Takuira-Mita, Clark Takiari, and Daisy Haimona Upokomanu – all living in housing as part of these developments – to ask what they thought of their new whare.
News: Intergenerational kaumātua village helps Kirikiriroa achieve age-friendly status
20 August 2018: An iwi-led housing project designed to ensure kaumātua of Kirikiriroa are safe, secure and well cared for is being recognised for its role in helping Hamilton become New Zealand’s first age-friendly city. >> Read More.
Other reports in this series
Reddy, R., Simpson, M., Wilson, Y., Nock, S. & Johnston, K. (2019). Te Moemoeā: The Dream. He kāinga pai rawa: A really good home. Think piece one. 20pgs. Wellington: BBHTC
Reddy, R., Simpson, M., Wilson, Y., Nock, S. & Johnston, K. (2019). Kia tūtuki te moemoeā: The road to making the dream/vision a reality. He kāinga pai rawa: A really good home. Think piece two. 20pgs. Wellington: BBHTC
Reddy, R., Simpson, M., Wilson, Y. & Nock, S. (2019). 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. 29pgs. Wellington: BBHTC
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Māori housing, wellbeing, Māori, kaumātua housing, housing security, ageing, papakāinga
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Māori; Housing and the Built Environment; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Age and Ageing
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
Reddy, R., Simpson, M., Wilson, Y., Nock, S. & Johnston, K. (2019). Te ao mārama – Kua ea te moemoeā: Achievement of the dream/vision. He kāinga pai rawa: A really good home. Think piece three. 16pgs. Wellington: BBHTC