He Papakāinga, He Hāpori Taurikura - A Strategy for Homes and Thriving Communities

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Housing is one of the biggest issues the Rotorua community faces. As identified by the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, our wonderful district has attracted a growing population, but without homes being built to meet our needs, resulting in severe housing deprivation. That lack of housing affects all parts of the Rotorua community, but it disproportionately affects Te Arawa peoples. As a result, Te Arawa and Council have identified safe, secure housing for all our people as our top shared priority to ensure positive, thriving communities.

This draft Strategic Framework puts people and wellbeing at the heart of our work to deliver more housing and to ensure communities are supported, safe, healthy and connected, with homes that match needs, and access to services and facilities.

An establishment governance group has supported the development of this draft strategy. The group includes MHUD, Rotorua Lakes Council and Te Arawa, and has strong connections with the work programmes of other agencies such as Ministry of Social Development, Kāinga Ora and the NZ Transport Agency.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this draft strategy.

Ngā Whāinga Matua Me Ngā Paearu | Key Objectives and Measures

The objectives within the strategy apply to a diverse range of communities across the Rotorua district.

Key objectives and measures

Ngā Mahi Tutuki | Work Programme

There are ten streams within the proposed work programme. If you want information on a specific work stream, you can find a link to each one in the list below. The link will take you directly to a particular work stream although we do encourage you to read the entire strategy for context and background info.


Housing is one of the biggest issues the Rotorua community faces. As identified by the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, our wonderful district has attracted a growing population, but without homes being built to meet our needs, resulting in severe housing deprivation. That lack of housing affects all parts of the Rotorua community, but it disproportionately affects Te Arawa peoples. As a result, Te Arawa and Council have identified safe, secure housing for all our people as our top shared priority to ensure positive, thriving communities.

This draft Strategic Framework puts people and wellbeing at the heart of our work to deliver more housing and to ensure communities are supported, safe, healthy and connected, with homes that match needs, and access to services and facilities.

An establishment governance group has supported the development of this draft strategy. The group includes MHUD, Rotorua Lakes Council and Te Arawa, and has strong connections with the work programmes of other agencies such as Ministry of Social Development, Kāinga Ora and the NZ Transport Agency.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this draft strategy.

Ngā Whāinga Matua Me Ngā Paearu | Key Objectives and Measures

The objectives within the strategy apply to a diverse range of communities across the Rotorua district.

Key objectives and measures

Ngā Mahi Tutuki | Work Programme

There are ten streams within the proposed work programme. If you want information on a specific work stream, you can find a link to each one in the list below. The link will take you directly to a particular work stream although we do encourage you to read the entire strategy for context and background info.


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    At this point without reading the whole strategy, first I would need a hardcopy to read this document carefully than I may be able to contribute to this document. I want to bring up the housing problems we the hau kainga in Ngapuna has but leave that for now.

    Irihapeti asked 14 days ago

    Kia ora, we have hard copies available here at the Civic Centre on Haupapa St if you would like to pop in and collect one, or email us your address to letstalk@rotorualc.nz and we can send one to you in the post.