The Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua Strategic Research Area recognises the dual and complex nature of Māori identities and the many communities we build our lives in. Simply all Māori by whakapapa originate from a specific place, rohe, marae, kāinga but are more likely now to live at their Kāinga Rua in a city. Many Māori may consider their Kāinga Tahi being the city now and their Kāinga Rua their marae.
The research area will deliver solutions for how we collaboratively finance, design, and build developments, with buy-in from multiple stakeholders, to overcome discriminatory policy and legislative barriers, to actively support Māori aspirations for long-term, affordable, and healthy housing that meets the needs of their communities. We also focus on Māori wellbeing and housing for those whānau who are homeless.
Under the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua strategic research area, there are five projects for Phase 2 of the Challenge:
- UIKI – Urban intergenerational Kāinga Innovations
- Kaumātua and intergenerational housing needs
- Growing Papakāinga into the Future
- Huaki – Uncovering the numbers to Empower Māori
- Poipoia Te Kākano Kia Puāwai