MHUD Presentation Team

Presenters - Wihiti Turner & Christina Chase

Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI)

Thursday 25 Feb, 1555-1700

Tane Mahuta Room

Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – MAIHI puts Māori at the heart of the Aotearoa New Zealand's housing narrative, acknowledges the history of Māori housing and responds to these needs through kaupapa Māori approaches.

Whiti Turner, Policy Manager, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Tairawhiti Turner (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa) is a Policy Manager within the Te Kāhui Kāinga Ora at Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The Policy Team contributes to changes across the system to get better outcomes for whānau Māori. It also develops fit-for-purpose Māori housing and urban development solutions to enable vibrant, flourishing communities.

Whiti’s previous role was Senior Project Manager with Oranga Tamariki and she holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies with distinction.

Christina Chase, Manager, MAIHI Partnerships and Programmes, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Christina (Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāti Tamakōpiri, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) manages the MAIHI Partnerships Programme, which sits within Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The team works with all government agencies that have a housing function to support iwi and Māori entities to progress their housing aspirations and developments. Other lead agencies include Kāinga Ora, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Christina’s previous role was Iwi and Māori Partnerships Manager with Ara Poutama Aotearoa and she holds a Degree in Māori and Education from Victoria University. Christina is also a Rūnanga delegate for Ngāti Whitikaupeka and a Trustee for the Oruamatua Kaimanawa 1V Trust land block.