Housing funding that was secured by Rt Hon Tariana Turia prior to her retirement will be administered by the North Island Whanau Ora commissioning agency Te Pou Matrakana. I understand that policy and prioirities are yet to be determined and will be announced in early 2015. Expressions of Interest for projects generally have been called for and closing off 6 November.
Govt have announced plans to progress intention to transfer 20% of ZHNZC stock to Housing Providers to then manage as social housing (rentals). The recent announcements have attracted a lot of attention (mostly negative). Certainly, Iwi and Maori housing providers should be considering how the policy affects our interests and aspirations for housing. Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust are a Housing Provider and keen to take up an opportunity for stock transfer.