Housing Project

Papakainga for Whanau Housing

Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc. (MPBI) owns

12 x 4 bedroom for whanau

12 x 2 bedroom for kaumatua

4 x 1 bedroom rental whare for kaumatua.

These whare are tenanted by MPBI shareholders or their beneficiaries, providing accommodation for 49 adults and 37 tamariki. 

10 Two Bedroom Kaumatua Units

The Mangatawa Papakainga is a housing project designed specifically for our Kuia and Kaumatua shareholders.  It consists of ten two bedroom rental homes with carports, situated on Mangatawa land near the foot of Mangatawa hill overlooking Te Akau ki Papamoa and out to Tuhua and Mauao. 

The papakainga are a Partnership with Housing New Zealand where Mangatawa provided the land and project management and co-ordination. 

  It is important for now that kaumatua (65+) wishing to be housed in one of these 10 2-bedroom units are registered on MSD’s Social Housing Register.  We can help set up an appointment to apply for this and there are a set of criteria e.g. no more than $42k in assets; no current home ownership, currently have no housing of an acceptable standard (no water, power etc., perhaps overcrowding or health issues).   

All of the 10 units have been allocated after a robust selection process.  To qualify for the units you must be a shareholder; must be over 65 years of age; must be committed to our Marae Tamapahore; must meet Housing New Zealand criteria (i.e. can not already own your own home or have lots of cash in the bank).  If you would like to be put on the waiting list as units come free please contact our Housing Tenancy Manager.

An extra 2 Two Bedroom Kaumatua Units

Following the success of the first 10 Two Bedroom Kaumatua Units, Mangatawa has built a further 2 Two Bedroom Kaumatua Units.  The building of these units are independent of the Housing New Zealand partnership that exists with the previous 10 units.  

4 One Bedroom Kaumatua Units

All four one bedroom units are currently tenanted by Shareholders & Shareholder Benefishies. To qualify for a 1 bedroom rentals you must be over 55 years old.


12 Four Bedroom Homes

All 12 four bedroom homes are currently tenanted

3 LTO Homes

Three whanau have sucessfully navigated the Licence to Occupy and building processes and have been enjoying their homes since Christmas 2017

3 Old LTO Homes

These homes currently house 5 Adults and 4 children. 

New Developments - Stage 4 Papakainga

Two more whanau are about to see their home builds commence at the eastern end of the Papakainga homes. 

1 x 3-Beedroom Home

1x 4-Bedroom Home


6x 2 Bedroom Units

1x 3 Bedroom Housing Rental


Committee of Management

Your current Committee of Management are Kevin Haua, Neil Te Kani, Wakata Kingi, Victoria Werohia and Paula Werohia.

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