Co-governance a must for national research entity | Kaupapa Māori Rangahau Research – Rangatahi | Life in Vacant Spaces demonstrate value of Mauri Ora Compass | Manaaki Tangata e Rua | Māori researchers highlight severity of youth homelessness | Mauri Ora Wellbeing Compass – Te Tatau o Te Arawa | Pūrongo 338: Huihuinga Kaumātua ā Motu | Rau Hoskins: What Kaupapa Māori architecture can achieve | Q+A 2022 | Social Impact Assessment: Guidelines for thriving regions and communities | Te Puea Marae hopes to transform approach to transitional housing | Whanganui discuss kaumātua housing
COMMUNITY DRIVEN RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS INNOVATIVE HOUSING SOLUTIONS
6 February 2023
Kei te kaha piki ake te tokomaha o ngā whānau Māori kei te pokea e ngā raru kāinga kore. Ki tā te kāhui whakahāere o BBHTC kei ngā ture, me ngā tikanga a te karauna te hē. Ki tā rātou kei ngā hapori me tā rātou ake rangahau te rongoā.
Crown policy has been identified as a key contributor to the rising number of whānau Māori facing homelessness. BBHTC says community driven research is highlighting sustainable, innovative housing solutions, but a lack of resource and understanding is hampering progress.
BBHTC CO-GOVERNANCE – TE TIRITI IN ACTION
4 February 2023
Creating a balance of authority and representation is central to co-governance. BBHTC Co-Directors are successfully championing a working model which demonstrates Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action. Ruth Berry (Tangata Tiriti Co-director) and Rihi Te Nana (Tangata Whenua Co-director) say the practical benefits of embedding Te Tiriti as the foundation of their organisation has helped non-Māori realise the potential and value of authentic Treaty partnership.
TE TIRITI O WAITANGI – CO-GOVERNANCE
3 February 2023
A team of inspirational women are championing the value of co-governance as the country prepares to observe the 182nd anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Building Better Homes Towns and Cities (BBHTC) is led in partnership by Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti co-directors and co-chairs who hold equal authority and accountability. Co-chairs Gena Moses-Te Kani (Tangata Whenua) and Hope Simonsen (Tangata Tiriti) say embedding co-governance is absolutely fundamental to establishing equity.
PŪRONGO 338 | HUIHUINGA KAUMĀTUA Ā MOTU
19 December 2022
What: Te Reo o Te Uru broadcast
Tērā ia tētehi huihuinga kaumātua i whakahaeretia ki roto o Whanganui. Ko te whāinga matua o te hui nei ko te whakahono i ngā ratonga pērā i te hauora me ētehi atu puna hei tautoko i te toiora o ngā kaumātua. He tino kaupapa matua tēnei ki matua mārama ai ngā kaumātua ki ngā wāhi awhina mō rātou tonu.
E whai ake nei ko ngā hua i kapohia e Regan Paranihi.
Recent events in Whanganui included the national kaumātua service provider conference, where kaumātua from all around the nation convened to talk about significant concerns pertaining to their well-being and how Māori providers might help them have prosperous lives. According to experts, this programme has the potential to improve the operation of the recently constituted Māori Health Authority. Since the conference’s founding in 2007, research has shown that loneliness is a common factor affecting well-being of kaumātua.
WHANGANUI DISCUSS KAUMĀTUA HOUSING
12 December 2022
What: Te Karere TVNZ 1 broadcast
Kaumātua from across the country gathered in Whanganui to discuss kaumātua housing, kaumātua well-being and how Māori service providers can provide better living outcomes. Regan Paranihi with this report.
KAUPAPA MĀORI RANGAHAU RESEARCH – RANGATAHI
20 November 2022
Kaupapa Māori researchers and rangatahi advocates are calling on Crown agencies to work harder and faster to reduce the growing number of youths facing homelessness.
He Tātai Whetu ki te Rangi, He Rangatahi ki te Kāinga is a research project dedicated to exploring the housing aspirations and experiences of rangatahi Māori. Evidence generated from this project is one of a series featured in the recently released publication Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua.
MĀORI RESEARCHERS HIGHLIGHT SEVERITY OF YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
31 October 2022
Half of those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa are under the age of 25 and new research has identified key contributing factors to the ongoing crisis.
LIFE IN VACANT SPACES DEMONSTRATE VALUE OF MAURI ORA COMPASS
10 September 2022
Life in Vacant Spaces, Otautahi/Christchurch is celebrating more than a decade of supporting the development of community-led projects in the city. BBHTC Research Partner, Kelly Dombroski describes how the Mauri Ora compass helped demonstrate and guide ongoing project development.
MAURI ORA WELLBEING COMPASS – TE TATAU O TE ARAWA
16 August 2022
Te Tatau o Te Arawa worked alongside AUT using the Mauri Ora Wellbeing Compass to engage with Iwi in the development of its 2050 strategic vision. Manahautū Jude Pani and Chair Te Taru White say they’re looking forward to bringing the vision to life.
SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: GUIDELINES FOR THRIVING REGIONS AND COMMUNITIES
15 August 2022
Regional communities are experiencing social impacts from economic regeneration projects, including tourism infrastructure development, heritage conservation, irrigation and new land uses, and housing, but how are these impacts measured?
Building Better researchers Dr Nick Taylor, from Nick Taylor and Associates, and Dr Mike Mackay, from AgResearch, have recently published a comprehensive practical guideline to Social Impact Assessment (SIA) to help councils and community groups learn the basics about how to conduct an SIA, contribute to an SIA, use the results of an SIA, and judge if an SIA is fit for purpose.
MANAAKI TANGATA E RUA
18 July 2022
Presented by Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan, this is a presentation from the 6th International Indigenous Voices – Social Work Symposium about the work of the Te Puea Marae transitional housing programme. Manaaki Tangata E Rua is funded by BBHTC and is part of the UIKI Project.
TE PUEA MARAE HOPES TO TRANSFORM APPROACH TO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
13 July 2022
What: Te Ao Māori News broadcast and article
A video broadcast and article in Te Ao Māori News by Muriwai Hei examines the work at Te Puea Marae in delivering transitional housing.
With researchers supported by Building Better (BBHTC), Manaaki Tangata E Rua is New Zealand’s first marae-based transitional housing programme. Whānau engaging with Te Puea are experiencing transformative results.
BBHTC researcher and Ngā Wai A Te Tūī director Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan says the evidence compiled identifies pivotal ways of thinking about marae and their ability to support communities.
RAU HOSKINS: WHAT KAUPAPA MĀORI ARCHITECTURE CAN ACHIEVE | Q+A 2022
26 June 2022
What: TVNZ Q+A broadcast and article
Leading Māori architect and BBHTC researcher Rau Hoskins discusses his work with DesignTRIBE and how a different cultural worldview can be brought to the practice of building.
CO-GOVERNANCE A MUST FOR NATIONAL RESEARCH ENTITY
12 April 2022
What: Te Ao Māori Māori Television broadcast and article, by Tumamao Harawira
Te Ao Māori News reporter Tumamao Harawira reported on the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge co-governance arrangements, with Tangata Tiriti and Tangata Whenua co-chairs and co-directors sharing equal authority and accountability for the Challenge.
PENSIONER IN EMERGENCY HOUSING SAYS MORE SUPPORT IS NEEDED
25 September 2021
What: TVNZ 1 News broadcast and article
BBHTC housing researcher Bev James says homelessness among older Kiwis can often be “hidden”.
“We’re not talking about these people necessarily being visible like rough sleeping or on the streets. They’re more likely to be in situations where they’re sharing with others in difficult circumstances.
“They’re under sufferance there or they’re in sleepouts, garages, sheds, non-residential dwellings like farm buildings or commercial buildings.”
TŪRAMA EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER: GRADON DIPROSE
5 February 2021
What: Interview with early career researcher Gradon Diprose.
Gradon Diprose has a curious mind, he has always questioned the world around him. Now he is a geographer working as a social science researcher at Manaaki Whenua—Landcare Research. He is a key researcher in Building Better’s Huritanga research team and was a key researcher on the Delivering Urban Wellbeing project. He is passionate about communicating solutions to social and environmental issues in an accessible way.
Gradon’s interview is part of Tūrama, an interview series by Royal Society Te Apārangi that illuminates the stories and mahi of Aotearoa’s Early Career Researchers.
2020: A YEAR WITHOUT PUBLIC SPACE UNDER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
30 October 2020
What: Webinar series
2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic. A webinar series which includes presentations and moderation by BBHTC Urban Wellbeing researcher Manfredo Manfredini, Associate Professor in Achitecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
- Series 1, Webinar 2, Innovative Approaches and Creative Practices in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This webinar includes a presentation by Manfredo on Affirmatively Reading Post-Consumerism.
- Series 2, Webinar 4, Global Design Studio in the Age of Pandemics. This webinar includes a presentation by Manfredo on Global Design Studio in the Age of Pandemics.
- Series 3, Webinar 1, Towards Healthy Cities in the Age of Pandemics. This webinar includes moderation by Manfredo as the researchers examine the findings of a comparative study on The Role of Urban Forms in Making Sustainable, Healthy Cities.
KIDS IN THE CITY – CO-DESIGNING WITH YOUNG AUCKLANDERS
02 March 2020
What: Engaging children in public space design videos, brochure, and report
In two case studies, on and off-site workshops by BBHTC researchers studying co-designing with children enabled children to experience and explore physical landscapes, learn about their history, ecology, and current use, and the briefs for the transformation of two areas, the Eastern Viaduct on Auckland’s waterfront and the Puhinui Stream in South Auckland, so that they can have meaningful impact into the transformation of these areas.
SHIFT AOTEAROA: KAY SAVILLE-SMITH – WHERE FROM, WHERE TO
8 August 2019
What: SHIFT Aotearoa 2019 conference: Kay Saville-Smith – Where from, where to
At the SHIFT Aotearoa conference in June 2019, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities researcher Dr Kay Saville-Smith reflected on housing research and how we can have a better housing future. She says the New Zealand housing crisis is of our own making, and canvases a range of solutions, drawing across a wide range of evidence and practice, to stop making the problem worse and how it can be turned around.
SHIFT AOTEAROA: PAUL HUNT – HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT
7 August 2019
What: SHIFT Aotearoa 2019 conference: Paul Hunt – Housing as a human right
At the SHIFT Aotearoa Conference in Wellington, in June 2019, Paul Hunt, the Chief Commissioner at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, outlines a human rights approach to housing and provides a way forward for action in the New Zealand context. Paul introduces the concept of housing as a human right, and says that we need to refresh human rights in New Zealand for our times and our place. The right to a decent home is espoused in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which New Zealand helped to draft.
WE BELIEVE – AUCKLAND COMMUNITY HOUSING PROVIDERS NETWORK
10 June 2019
What: We Believe – Auckland Community Housing Providers Network
The “We Believe” video, which was introduced by Hope Simonsen, the Chair of the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network, at the SHIFT Aotearoa Conference on 6 June 2019.
RANGATAHI: PERCEPTIONS OF HOUSING AND PAPAKĀINGA
4 December 2018
What: Thoughts and reflections from the Rangatahi Ahu programme team
The Rangatahi Ahu within the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua research programme recently led three wānanga in Kaikohe, Auckland, and Dunedin. The Rangatahi Ahu engaged particularly with young Māori around their aspirations for and perceptions of housing. James Berghan, Maia Ratana, and Jackie Paul made a video summary of their thoughts after the last wānanga in Dunedin.
NGĀ KŌRERO SPEAKER SERIES: THE HOUSING CRISIS CONVERSATION
26 July 2018
What: Livestream video from Ngā Kōrero speaker series: The housing crisis conversation
Can the Housing Crisis be solved? What is Wrong with Housing? St Peter’s on Willis Ngā Kōrero speaker series asked these questions of the Hon. Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Transport; Dr Kay Saville-Smith, BBHTC researcher and Director of CRESA; Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese, Coordinator Pacific Section, Family Centre; and Paul Gilberd, New Zealand Housing Foundation. View the video link below to hear their replies:
DATA LITERACY FOR BETTER RESEARCH COLLABORATION
18 May 2018
What: Metadata and geospatial data management videos and booklet
To help system users of all levels with the fundamental concepts around metadata and geospatial data management the team from Next-generation Information for Better Outcomes have created this series of videos. They have also created a booklet outlining the basic elements to add to each dataset, and guidance on how to create metadata for optimal outcomes.
These have been created as part of a meta and geospatial-data literacy programme the Next-generation Information for Better Outcomes team are running in conjunction with Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge.