Lee-Morgan, J. B. J., Hoskins, R., & Mahuta, N. (2017). Kāinga tahi, kāinga rua: A kaupapa Māori response of Te Puea Memorial Marae. Parity: Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand, 30(8), 13–14.
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In the winter of 2016, Te Puea Memorial Marae (TPMM) initiated a kaupapa Māori marae-led response, opening their doors to vulnerable whānau seeking emergency housing. Following in the legacy of Te Puea Herangi,¹ the marae answered the call of homeless whānau in Auckland and in doing so disrupted the dominant Auckland housing narrative where the government had until that time refused to acknowledge homelessness as a serious issue. In the full view of the media, TPMM not only made the reality of homelessness visible by caring for 181 people (of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds), but named the housing situation in Auckland as a ‘crisis’. ²
This article has been published in the Parity: Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Used with permission.