Te Kaupapa o Whare Ora Information Pānui
23/6/2022

1.    What is Te Kaupapa o Whare Ora?
Te Kaupapa o Whare Ora is a housing repairs project for whānau of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, which is funded by Te Puni Kōkiri.  The contract for this project is held and managed by Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara (NMWK).  

The kaupapa has two purposes:
a.    To improve the living conditions of whānau
b.    To contribute to growing the capacity and capability of whānau to maintain their whare

2.    Who is eligible to have their whare repaired?
•    Whānau of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara who own and live in their whare
•    Beneficiaries or trustees of a whānau trust that owns the whare and which has given permission to the whānau to live there

3.    Is there any other criteria for who can have their house repaired?
Āe – NMWK are prioritising whare of whānau who meet at least one of the following criteria:
•    Kaumātua live in the whare
•    Tamariki live in the whare
•    At least one whānau member living in the whare has serious health issues

4.    What type of repairs can be included?
Any type of repairs work will be considered.  However, if the repairs assessment shows that the repairs needed are too significant to be financially viable, or if a whare should be or has been condemned, we are unable to carry out any repairs on that whare.  Marae should bear this in mind when communicating their process to whānau.

5.    Who will carry out the assessments and building mahi?
NMWK has sub-contractors who will be completing all of the mahi.

6.    How much money can be spent on each whare?
The amount spent on each whare will be determined by the repairs assessments and prioritised by need.

7.    Are there any expectations of whānau participation in this Project?
Āe.  Whānau play an active role in this project and must agree to fully participate in order to take part.  This includes:
•    Agreeing to the terms of and signing a Repair Works Agreement
•    Attending and participating in a whānau wānanga 
•    Participating in the development of a long term maintenance plan for their whare
•    Signing a ‘Completion of works’ once the mahi on their whare is complete
•    Helping with the repairs project on their whare as and when appropriate and as instructed by the Project Manager

8.    How are whānau nominated?
NMWK have nominated 5 whānau and each marae will also nominate one whānau, giving a potential total of 10 whānau.  Remembering that if assessments reveal that repairs on a nominated whare are not viable, this number could reduce.

Marae can determine their own process for nominating one whānau who meets all the criteria and we intend there will be other opportunities. 

9.    How do we nominate and when do nominations have to be in by?
Nominations need to be submitted by the Marae Chairs to the CE by Friday July 1st, 2022 through the following process:


10.    Is this a one-off project or will there be other opportunities for whānau who don’t get in this round?
This is a pilot project. However, NMWK is working closely with TPK with the view  to develop more opportunities for housing repairs projects in the near future.  The outcome of this will be shared with all Marae Chairs.

11.    Why is this process happening this way?
Since the agreement with TPK was signed, NMWK has undergone a significant change of staff and like everyone else, has been affected by Covid-19, resulting in the implementation of this project being delayed.   The project deadlines have been successfully re-negotiated and they are tight because they necessarily factor in financial reporting requirements, risks associated with building works during winter and delays in building supplies.
 

For more information please contact your Marae Chair.

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