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Kāinga hou Māori housing values design matrix

Auckland Council
Auckland Council
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Development and homes that allow Māori to flourish as Māori

Māori living that:

  • Is underpinned by core Māori values
  • Is founded on common focus and/or kinship
  • Is human-centred (inclusive, accessible, intergenerational, safe, scaled)
  • Enables communal living in a contemporary Māori context
  • Promotes hauora through design which values and enables Māori cultural practices to take place
  • Recognises and integrates with natural and human systems
  • Acknowledges mana atua, mana whenua and mana tangata
  • Provides shelter, security and a place to stand and call home
  • Allows for the expression of rangatiratanga


Māori housing resources


The Māori Design Hub provides insights, resources and examples of Māori design practice.

The purpose of the Māori Design Hub is to:

  • Celebrate and demonstrate Māori design thinking and processes within Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Promote good Māori design practice for Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Provide an educational resource to assist development of a Māori design kaupapa

Māori Design Hub

See also

Auckland Design Manual