Ethnicity and Diversity

“You’re so powerless”: Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people’s experiences before becoming homeless in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Brodie Fraser, Elinor Chisholm, Nevil Pierse
Published: 2021-12-20

Little is known in Aotearoa New Zealand about experiences of homelessness amongst Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ identifying people, despite growing international literature regarding LGBTIQ+ homelessness. Using data from semi-structured interviews with eight people…

Homelessness Rainbow/LGBTIQA+

Supporting the homeless: Let’s keep the ball rolling.

By: Male Room Inc.
Published: 2021-10-08

A project detailing the findings from interviewing 26 homeless men and women in Nelson and Blenheim. They were interviewed to surface what they felt were the areas they needed support…


Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing

By: James Berghan
Published: 2021-09-07

This report explores the potential for Māori to co-opt aspects of the cohousing model. A hybrid approach, combining elements of cohousing and papakāinga (as co-papakāinga, or ‘kaupapakāinga’ (kaupapa-based kāinga)) could…

People and Society

Young people who have been involved with Oranga Tamariki – Home and Housing

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-09-01

This report provides data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about secondary school students who report they have been involved with Oranga Tamariki or Child Youth and Family Services…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Housing Insecurity Oranga Tamariki
Ethnicity and Diversity

Measuring the Impact of Northcote’s Urban Regeneration on Community Wellbeing

By: Hearts & Minds NZ Incorporated
Published: 2021-08-31

This community-led, co-designed research project explores the impact of Northcote’s Urban Regeneration on community wellbeing. The research undertaken involved meaningful engagement with a diverse cross-section of the Northcote population and…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing

Somewhere to Live: Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Jenny McArthur
Published: 2020-02-14

Aotearoa New Zealand is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, with the effects disproportionately felt by younger generations, single-parent households, Pacific Islanders, and Māori. Housing speculation, fuelled by…

Economics & Finances Housing Insecurity Policy Poverty and Inequality

My house, our house, their house: A case study of house sharing for the over 65s

By: Robyn Barry
Published: 2019-09-16

Societies are looking towards innovative ways of accommodating the increasing number of people reaching 65 and without the provision of home ownership. This research follows five years of the development…

Community Development Homelessness Research & Evaluation

Whai Rawa Whenu: Economics and Financing of Housing for Māori Literature Review

By: Diane Menzies, Jay Whitehead, Grace Walker, John Reid, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

This literature review has been prepared for the Kāinga Tahi Kāinga Rua research direction as part of the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge by members of…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Māori


By: Diane Menzies, Jay Whitehead, Grace Walker, John Reid, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

The Whai Rawa whenu in the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua research programme explores the regulations, planning and financing rules, governing structures, and leadership styles that shape current Māori housing. Our…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Māori

Homeless and landless in two generations – Averting the Māori housing disaster

By: Matthew Rout, John Reid, Di Menzies, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

In  1936  71%  of  Māori  lived  in  dwellings  that  the  whānau  owned,  by  1991  the   ownership  rate  had  fallen  to  56%,  by  2013  it  was  at  43%,  and  today…

Homelessness Māori

He Keteparaha Tēnei Mō Te Whare Kaumātua: A Toolkit for Kaumātua Housing

By: Yvonne Wilson
Published: 2019-05-31

The He Kāinga Pai Rawa project (2017-2019) aimed to find out what made Moa Crescent Kaumātua Village a healthy housing community for Kaumātua. The vision for our study was to…

Ageing & Retirement Māori Social Services

The word from the street: The views of homeless men on a supportive pathway forward.

By: David Mitchell
Published: 2018-10-12

A group of 30 homeless men were interviewed about their background, experience of services and their hopes for the future.

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Homelessness Men

Maori and Indigenous housing annotated biblography

By: Diane Menzies
Published: 2018-01-25

The brief states that the Kāinga Tahi Kāinga Rua Strategic Research Area recognises the dual and complex nature of Māori identities and the many communities in which we construct our…

Homelessness Māori

Scoping the costs of homelessness in New Zealand

By: NZ Work Research Institute
Published: 2016-09-30

The cost of homelessness to society and to the individual is difficult to measure, which in turn makes it difficult to formulate and evaluate meaningful policy change to address rising…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Research & Evaluation

Post-Disaster Mobilities: Exploring Household Relocation after the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Simon Dickinson
Published: 2013-09-01

During 2010 and 2011, a series of major earthquakes caused widespread damage in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The magnitude 6.3 quake in February 2011 caused 185 fatalities. In…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Homelessness

TPA (CHCH) Rental Survey 2013

By: Tenants Protections Association (Christchurch) Inc.
Published: 2013-06-27

The TPA rental survey is a response to the concerns expressed by many tenants across Canterbury with increased rents and the poor quality of their rental housing post-earthquakes. This report…

Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster Homelessness
Ethnicity and Diversity

Identifying the non-structural impacts of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence on the Hurunui District

By: Sonny Whitelaw
Published: 2013-06-12

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is the agency leading and coordinating the recovery of greater Christchurch following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. The area over which CERA…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing

A Review of the New Zealand Housing Sector

By: Gravitas Research and Strategy Ltd
Published: 2009-04-01

This research provides a broad overview of the housing sector with particular focus on the needs which are evident. It has a focus on the Auckland and Northland regions being…

Homelessness Philanthropy

Forgotten Women: A study of women and homelessness in Auckland, New Zealand.

By: Kate Bukowski
Published: 2009-01-01

There are women who are not in permanent safe or secure homes in New Zealand. Their houses are damp, cold and unsafe. The violence and poverty these women face means…

Homelessness Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

A survey on the living conditions including housing, neighbourhood and social support of the Christchurch Refugee Community

By: Victoria Ravenscroft
Published: 2008-01-01

Refugees come from diverse backgrounds and the issues they face depend on their particular circumstances. Some of the issues refugees face include cultural shock, language difficulties, lack of established networks…

Community & Place Migrants and Former Refugees

My home, My well-being; everybody needs a place where they belong

By: Karilyn Andrew
Published: 2007-08-01

The relationship between housing and recovery from mental illness has been recognised by users and providers of mental health services in New Zealand in a number of reports and discussion…

Health & Wellbeing Homelessness Mental Health
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