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TŪHOE BLUEPRINT:

Housing 40 year vision

Long-term housing goals


-, E ara ra -! E ara ra Welcome to our sharing of ideas for a Tūhoe housing strategy, which has been developed jointly by the Tribal Authorities and Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua. Housing was identified by you as one of the Tūhoe development priorities in the Blueprint. Housing has a major impact on people - through enabling quality of life, health, and the ability of whānau to take responsibility for their wellbeing. The housing strategy is guided by Te Kawa o Te Urewera, as part of renewing our collective responsibility for our impact on the land, and foreseeing our disciplined response to those impacts. The strategy also draws ideas from the Living Building Challenge, the building design and performance standard used for Te Kura Whare, which creates spaces that, like a flower, give more than they take.

As with all our Tūhoe development priorities, we are thinking about housing over a 40 year timeframe. As you read this housing strategy, please consider whether it brings about the future outlook for housing that you wish for your children, grandchildren and the generations of Tūhoe to come. Here are some questions we want your views on: • What of this future vision for Tūhoe housing do you think is essential? What is not essential? • The strategy outlines actions planned over the coming years, with responsibilities for the Tribals and Tūhoe - Te Uru Taumatua.  What do you think should be the responsibilities for whānau? For hapū?

Tāmati Kruger Chairman

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HEY KORO, HOW DID YOU MANAGE LIVING BY YOURSELF IN THE OLD DAYS? well, back then most of us just had to.

WERE YOU LONELY? i was, but it’s good that we’re all together now, nē?


Long-term housing goals

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY

HOUSING OWNERSHIP

HOUSING FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE

• The mauri of the land and the permanency of Tūhoe is a precondition for our life.

Whānau, not individuals, will own the house they live in.

Pakeke who do not live with their whānau will be able to live in a house/flat near their marae.

• Futures grow from selflessness and sacrifice today.

Ownership of houses will be passed down by whānau to future generations.

Whānau will provide support for family members who are in need of on-site care eg provision of meals, medical care.

• To secure the future, encourage progress that inspires sustainable and disciplined prosperity.

Houses will be located on collectively-owned, ancestral land. Land ownership will be determined by whakapapa, based on the principles of Mana Motuhake and Tūhoetana - determined by whānau and hapū, not Māori Land Court. Some rental (transitional) housing will be available for:

• Whānau who want their own house but can’t afford to own it yet. • Whānau who want to be flexible about where they live. • Whānau taking time out from living elsewhere to reconnect with the whenua.

• Order, justice, and fairness. • Share or transfer powers from local authorities in appropriate circumstances. • Use of property rights to regulate disputes arising from human society is no longer permissible. Property rights do not give life, nor do they encourage the connectedness of all living things for life.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC EQUITY PETAL: • Imperative 17: Equitable Investment • Imperative 18: Just Organisations

• Visitors eg, tourists or temporary workers.

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WHAT WAS YOUR HOUSE LIKE? it was cold and damp, and some whānau really struggled to keep their whare warm.

IS THAT WHY YOU ALWAYS GIVE ME HEAPS OF BLANKETS? I`M GLAD WE HAVE A DRY AND WARM WHARE NOW.


Long-term housing goals HOUSING TYPES

HOUSING QUALITY

Houses will be configured to meet whānau intergenerational needs. Typically, three generations living together in one large house, four or more bedrooms, with shared kitchen/dining/ bathroom facilities.

Houses will:

HOUSING CONFIGURATION AND LOCATION Three different housing layouts within the whārua are envisaged. Village communities will be the norm, but recognising that urban and isolated locations will also need to be accommodated in some cases:

• Villages (preferred) - groups of houses located together, sharing infrastructure and with marae as focal point. • Urban - houses located within existing towns, sharing urban infrastructure. • Individually located houses, with their own infrastructure.

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY • Nature thus humans interest and inspirit each other not through biological makeup but through values, personality and vibe.

• Be warm, dry, pest-free, safe for occupants (healthy interior environment). • Have operable windows with access to fresh air and daylight (civilized environment). • Contain design elements that nurture the connection between people and nature (biophilic environment). • Contain design elements intended solely for human delight and celebration of culture, spirit and place (beauty and spirit).

• Our care for each other inspires us to live together for purpose. • Vigorous, expert and confident in a strong connection with Te Urewera. • Mauri, mana, life flow. • Invite the return of nature into our homes and relationships. • The wellbeing of the collective outweighs the good of individual.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC EQUITY PETAL: • Imperative 15: Human Scale + Humane Places • Imperative 16: Universal Access to Nature + Place

LBC HEALTH + HAPPINESS PETAL: • Imperative 07: Healthy • Imperative 08: Civilized • Imperative 09: Biophilic

LBC BEAUTY PETAL: • Imperative 19: Beauty + Spirit

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HOW WERE HOUSES BUILT IN THE OLD DAYS? not as well as they are now moko. they were built by other people, from things that made papatūānuku sick. now we create our own whare, using our own resources from the nahere.


Long-term housing goals

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY • Be deliberate about resetting human relationships and behaviours towards nature.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOUSING Houses will have a positive impact on the environment. Housing materials will:

• Be non-toxic. • Be durable and long-lasting. • Reduce and account for their total embodied carbon impact eg, look for structural efficiencies; use wood rather than steel or concrete; use a carbon off-set scheme.

Houses will:

• Reduce or eliminate the production of waste during design, construction, operation and end-of-life stages.

• Measure our use of the land/environment, as pressures on the living parts of Te Urewera. • Need for strict discipline and high regard for reciprocity.

• Have infrastructure for the collection of recyclables and compostable waste.

• be produced using environmentally sustainable practices that are healthy and fair for workers and the surrounding community • Be sourced locally where possible.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC MATERIALS PETAL: • Imperative 10: Red List • Imperative 11: Embodied Carbon Footprint • Imperative 12: Responsible Industry • Imperative 13: Living Economy Sourcing

LBC MATERIALS PETAL: • Imperative 14: Net Positive Waste

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KORO, WAS IT HARD TO BUY A HOUSE? we worked hard to pay rent. we found it difficult to get a mortgage on our own, and without any savings or a good credit rating the banks weren’t very interested in us.

I`M HAPPY WE WORK HARD TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER NOW KORO - YOU CAN`T HAVE HAD MUCH TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE!


Long-term housing goals

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY • Futures grow from selflessness and sacrifice today.

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY Whānau will be able to pay for their own housing:

• Whānau will be financially informed: children will learn how to save for their future needs, use money to work for them, and to fulfill their responsibility for repaying loans. • Whānau will use their own collective savings, current income and future earning potential to obtain finance for building and maintaining houses. • Housing construction costs will be minimised by using collective volunteer labour (on a reciprocal basis). Tribal planning and design expertise, and negotiated arrangements with construction suppliers.

Ongoing costs to the whānau of operating a house will be minimised by:

• No cost for use of the land, requiring reciprocal obligations to whānau/hapū. • Sustainable and self-sufficient energy and water use. • Use of shared housing infrastructure. • Use of durable building materials and design features that minimise maintenance costs. • Whānau doing their own basic house maintenance work, and local expertise will be available for technically complex maintenance work. • Tribal Authorities responsible for providing community and roading services, and ensuring ongoing payments for services (rates) are appropriate and fair.

• To secure the future, encourage progress that inspires sustainable and disciplined prosperity. • Need for strict discipline and high regard for reciprocity. • To secure the future, encourage progress that inspires sustainable and disciplined prosperity. • Need for strict discipline and high regard for reciprocity. • Order, justice, and fairness. • Share or transfer powers from local authorities in appropriate circumstances.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC PLACE PETAL: • Imperative 01: Limits to growth • Imperative 02: Urban Agriculture • Imperative 04: Human powered living

LBC EQUITY PETAL: • Imperative 15: Human Scale + Humane Places • Imperative 16: Universal Access to Nature + Place

LBC WATER PETAL: • Imperative 05: Net Positive Water

LBC ENERGY PETAL: • Imperative 06: Net Positive Energy TŪHOE TŪHOE BLUEPRINT: BLUEPRINT: Housing Housing40 40Year YearVision Vision

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KORO, WHY WAS THIS PLACE CHOSEN TO BUILD OUR HOUSES? we know our land moko, we know the signs, we know what to look for when we want to do anything on our whenua. te urewera is always speaking, listen carefully.


Long-term housing goals

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY • Vigorous, expert and confident in a strong connection with Te Urewera.

LAND USE - SPATIAL PLANNING, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APPROVALS

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT - DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND APPROVALS

Tribal Authorities will be responsible for the distribution of people and activities in a specified space, and resource management approvals, within their whārua.

Whānau that want to build/renovate a house will have access to Tūhoe housing development expertise that makes it easy, and economical, for them to apply Te Kawa principles and agreed quality standards (such as LBC):

Utilisation of land for housing will be considered alongside other current and future uses for the land (farming, forestry, conservation, recreation, business, roading and other infrastructure). Houses will be situated on land that is safe from natural hazards (flooding, erosion, subsidence, slips). Houses will be situated on land with:

• Solar power potential (north facing aspect) and/or • Hydro power potential (near river/stream suitable for mini-hydro). Houses will create human-scale (rather than carscale) places that promote social interaction and cultural practices.

• Housing designs that meet Tūhoe standards and enable approvals to be streamlined and appropriate materials to be sourced. • Pre-negotiated supplier arrangements that minimise design, project management and construction costs. • Construction techniques that enable whānau to participate in building their own houses, while ensuring consistent quality is maintained. Tribal Authorities will be responsible for issuing building consent approvals for houses and housing infrastructure within their whārua.

• Unify our diverse connections with Te Urewera to a shared focus and effort for the purpose of managing the pressures we bring to bear in the name of lifestyle, employment, opportunity or development. • Share or transfer powers from local authorities in appropriate circumstances. • Be deliberate about resetting human relationships and behaviours towards nature. • Share or transfer powers from local authorities in appropriate circumstances.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC PLACE PETAL: • Imperative 01: Limits to growth • Imperative 02: Urban Agriculture • Imperative 04: Human powered living

LBC EQUITY PETAL: • Imperative 15: Human Scale + Humane Places

Houses will not block access to, nor diminish the quality of, fresh air, sunlight and natural waterways for anyone.

• Imperative 16: Universal Access to Nature + Place

Houses will have land that enables whānau to grow their own food.

• Imperative 05: Net Positive Water

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WELL KORO THAT WAS AN INTERESTING KO-RERO ON OUR HISTORY. ANYWAY, NAN JUST CALLED, I HAVE TO GO FIX THE FLUX CAPACITOR IN THE SOLAR PANEL MOTHERBOARD AT THE MARAE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK, LOVE YOU!


Long-term housing goals HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE Houses will use shared basic facilities and equipment where possible, to reduce construction and maintenance costs, and ensure quality is maintained:

• Sustainable power generation (solar, hydro). • Clean water collection and storage, wastewater treatment. • Rubbish, recycling and composting. • Road access. • Internet and phone connectivity. Tūhoe will invest in research to ensure whānau have access to up-to-date information about the most appropriate housing infrastructure technologies, building design standards, construction techniques and materials.

TE KAWA O TE UREWERA CONCEPTS RELEVANT

TO HOUSING STRATEGY • Grow sustainable habits in our use and attitudes toward our wai.

TU-HOE CAPABILITY AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT All whānau will learn basic home maintenance techniques through participation in collective building and maintenance projects, and through workshops and demonstrations within the whārua. Tūhoe people who want to will gain professional technical skills/qualifications in construction and infrastructure disciplines (eg, designers, engineers, builders, electricians, plumbers, solar power innovators). Tūhoe people who want to specialise in housing and infrastructure design and construction work will have opportunities to gain apprenticeships and training with preferred suppliers of construction services.

• Treasure our indigenous ecological systems and biodiversity through significantly reducing key existing pressures. • Rebuild traditional and innovative knowledge systems which restore our instinct for responsible living.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) LBC WATER PETAL: • Imperative 05: Net Positive Water

LBC ENERGY PETAL: • Imperative 06: Net Positive Energy

LBC BEAUTY PETAL: • Imperative 20: Inspiration + Education

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Action Plan ACHIEVING THE TŪHOE BLUEPRINT: Housing 40 year vision will require a concerted effort over the coming decades. Tribal Authorities and Te Uru Taumatua will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of these proposed actions.

Short-term Actions (next 1-3 years) • Housing repairs and insulation, dealing with backlog of deferred maintenance/neglect, for those most in need of assistance. Tribals • Advice and information for whānau on getting assistance for house repairs and insulation (eg, EECA scheme). Tribals • Workshops, demonstrations and communications to help whānau improve skills and knowledge needed to repair and maintain a healthy home. Tribals • Financial literacy training for school-aged children, combined with banking. Tribals

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• Training/workshops for whānau on financial literacy and becoming home owners. Tribals

• Determine appropriate locations for future housing development within the whārua. Tribals

• Build a village with shared infrastructure, using the Living Community Challenge approach. Use this as a demonstration project, and to produce a model that can be used to develop more housing within the whārua. Te Uru Taumatua

• Influence district/regional council planning and decision-making that have an impact within the whārua. Tribals

• Development of new Tūhoe Living Building Challenge (LBC) housing and infrastructure designs. Te Uru Taumatua • Housing plans and advice made available for whānau wanting to build or upgrade to Tūhoe LBC standard. Te Uru Taumatua

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• Construction trade training delivered by Anamata, within whārua. Tribals • Study grants for Tūhoe wanting to gain specialist knowledge/skills in housing and infrastructure related fields eg, planning, design, materials, construction, project management. Te Uru Taumatua


Medium-term Actions (next 3-5 years) • Preferred supplier arrangements for housing and infrastructure services. Te Uru Taumatua • Facilitate Tūhoe business development opportunities related to construction and maintenance of housing and infrastructure. Te Uru Taumatua • Operate a commercial business designing and developing Tūhoe LBC houses and infrastructure, locally and nationally. Te Uru Taumatua

• Advice and role modelling of housing-related behaviours that are respectful of Te Urewera, (recycling, reuse, composting, growing food). Tribals

• Tūhoesaver scheme established (iwisubsidised contributions; withdrawals permitted for house finance). Te Uru Taumatua

• Further demonstration projects to refine and showcase new housing and infrastructure design, technology and behaviours eg, Marae water system; Wharekai rebuild. Tribals

Long term Actions (beyond the next 5-10 years) • Tribals operate as local planning and consenting authorities for their whārua. Tribals

• Evaluation of progress towards housing strategy goals. Te Uru Taumatua

• Encourage shift to whakapapa-based land tenure system for housing (replacement for Māori Land Court system). Tribals

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