Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei lead the way for Better Homes project

Ko Kāinga Tuatahi, te kāinga whare hou o Ngāti Whātua te tauira kua tīkina ake e te manatū o Hīkina Whakatutuki hei tohutohu i te hunga e hiahia tuku tono ana ki tana wero, Better Homes, Towns and Cities

E kokiri ana te wero putai-ao o te motu, 'Better Homes, Towns and Cities."

E ai ki te Minita Pangarau me te Auaha a Steven Joyce, “It's a big challenge, lots of people coming home, and others wanting to come and live here, so the challenge is making sure that we can build the best sort of living environments that will be great for people for the next 1800 years.”

Kua mānu te kaupapa nei, ki konei ki te papakainga tuatahi o Ngati Whatua Orakei, kia kite mai ai te hunga, he aha nga ahuatanga i puta i a ratou ki te hanga i nga kainga pai te utu, pai hoki mo te tai ao.

Hei tā Phil Davis te heamana a Ngāti Whatua Orakei Trust, “Tino nui taku matenga pea, ki te rongo i tera korero a Te Minita me ratou o tera ropu e whakahaere ana i tenei whakataetae, tae noa atu ki to matou ake nei kaimahi, ratou ma i whakatutuki tera o nga wawata o a matou tupuna.”

He mahingatahi tenei, e whakatopu ana i ngā pukenga pukaha, putaiao, toko i te ora hoki ki te rapu i nga hua pai hei whakahaere whare, taone, taone nui o te motu hoki. 

E ai ki a Ahorangi Richard Bedford, te heamana o Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Challenge Governance Group, “The difference about the challenge is that the research has to deliver good outcomes not immediately, but for people over time.”

Ka riro i te wero nei te wha tekau ma whitu ira iwa miriona taara i roto i nga tau tekau e hāere ake nei.