October 2017 Edition: Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand

Contents for October 2017 edition



Editorial — Ten Years On

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons



This glossary has been prepared using the online version of Te Aka Māori–English, English–Māori Dictionary and Index. This glossary is not definitive, and refers to this publication only.


Kia hiwa rā, Kia rite

Jade Kake, Poutohu Mātua, Te Matapihi, National Māori Housing Advocate


Chapter 1: Understanding Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand


Understanding Homelessness in Rural Aotearoa

Tao Faneva, Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga O Whaingaroa


Homeless Wāhine Māori and Survival Sex: An Emerging Link?

Jade Kake, Te Matapihi, National Māori Housing Advocate


We Need a Strategy to Address Homelessness

David Zussman and Angie Cairncross of Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA)


Kāinga tahi, kāinga rua: A kaupapa Māori Response of Te Puea Memorial Marae

Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Mahuta and Rau Hoskins, Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi


Enumerating Homelessness in Rural Māori Communities

Jade Kake, Te Matapihi, National Māori Housing Advocate


Te Hā Tangata: A Human Library on Homelessness

Elspeth Tilley, Associate Professor and Wellington Campus Coordinator, School of English and Media Studies, Massey University


Towards the Design of Culturally-Based Supportive Housing Facilities

Jade Kake, Te Matapihi, National Māori Housing Advocate


Single Women’s Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Angie Cairncross, Communications Coordinator, Community Housing Aotearoa and Paula Lloyd, Manager, Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust



Chapter 2: Housing First


Housing First Auckland: A Collective Impact Approach to Ending Chronic Homelessness in New Zealand’s Largest City

Housing First Auckland Backbone Team


Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand Through Home-grown Best Practice

Stephanie McIntyre, Director, DCM1 Wellington


One Housing First to Rule Them All?

Clare Aspinall, Jenny Ombler, Dr Nevil Pierse, Professor Philippa Howden Chapman


Auckland Council’s Role in Addressing Homelessness

The Community Empowerment Unit and Community and Social Policy Teams, Auckland Council


Housing First Auckland City Centre Programme: Responsiveness to Māori

Sophia Beaton (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) and Sarah Greenaway


Housing First: People Working with People

Brook Turner, Head of Community Services Development, VisionWest Community Trust


The Role of Local Government in a Homeless Response

The People’s Project: A Collaborative Community Response to Rough Sleepers in Hamilton

Carole McMinn, The Peoples Project, part of the Wise Group


Responding to Homelessness in New Zealand: Homelessness and Housing First for Māori: Meaning and Optimisation

Brennan Rigby, Principal Advisor, Social Outcomes, Independent Māori Statutory Board



Chapter 3: Perspectives on Housing


Is it a Housing Crisis or Just Housing Pressure?

Bernie Smith, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust


Tūrangawaewae: Whānau Wellbeing for All

Dr Lily George, Paul Gilberd, Anthea Napier, Reverend Dr Paul Reynolds, Reverend Jolyon White, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia


Housing Northland’s Homeless: From Crisis to Confidence

Adrian Whale, Executive Officer, Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust



Chapter 4: Health and Homelessness


Easy Access Housing: Transitional and Emergency Housing for Homeless tāngata whaiora

Angie Cairncross, Communications Coordinator, Community Housing Aotearoa and Zap Haenga, Te WaiOra Tira Coordinator, Easy Access Housing


Elderly at 43: On Health and Homelessness

Jacqueline Humm, Strategic Communications Lead and Communications Lead for Housing First Auckland


Measuring Iterative Homelessness in Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sho Isogai and Dr Nicky Stanley-Clarke




Patrick Gemmell

General Manager, Te Matapihi