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Katoa Ltd is a Māori - Indigenous research organisation that undertakes Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation, as well as offering a range of research and evaluation training. Katoa Ltd was established in 2003 by Dr Fiona Cram.
Māori Housing Realities and Aspirations
Fiona Cram, Jessica Hutchings and Jo Smith (eds)
Bridget Williams Books
Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua surveys the many ways Māori experience home and housing across Aotearoa New Zealand. These accounts range from the broader factors shaping Māori housing aspirations through to the experiences of whānau, hapū and iwi that connect to specific sites and locations.
This is an important kōrero. In Aotearoa, we have an ageing population. In 40 years time, over one million of us will be over the age of 65. Yet although we are living longer and healthier lives than ever before, our systems are not set up to nurture this.
When it comes to how we will house ourselves as we age, we are indeed in a perfect storm. We stand on a precipice – if we don’t make changes right now, our systems will increasingly disable our seniors today, as well as tomorrow’s seniors. This is particularly true for housing. Now more than ever, we are seeing more seniors renting, becoming homeless and in unstable, precarious housing. This book shares solutions-oriented research that can shape our decisions right now, both locally and nationally.