Whare Ora

A priority for the Iwi is improving access to healthy homes. Long-term Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust aims to support pathways to home ownership, and assist whānau through the papakainga journey.

RIT has completed a comprehensive assessment of housing need in Mahia. This information is fundamental to demonstrated risks and opportunities around housing in Mahia.

Access to quality housing is a major social issue with many homes falling short of desired standards for warmth and ventilation, and issues with adequate plumbing and power security.

In 2023 RIT will be more active in the housing space with a pilot programme for small-builds in partnership with Hikurangi Enterprises and exploring development potential on settlement lands as they are secured from the Crown.