An understanding of the ways of our tupuna, coupled with the best of new thinking from New Zealand and abroad, has significant potential for sustainable housing models.
Colonial settlement and the discriminatory policies of successive governments have challenged Maori connections to whenua and kainga. Today, home ownership rates for Maori are well below the national average and Maori are over-represented in the statistics of substandard housing.
Rebuilding the Kainga charts the recent resurgence of contemporary papakainga on whenua Maori. Reframing Maori housing as a Treaty issue, Kake envisions a future where Maori are supported to build businesses and affordable homes on whanau, hapu or Treaty settlement lands. The implications of this approach, Kake writes, are transformative.
Published by BWB texts. BWB texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Spanning contemporary issues, history and memoir, new BWB texts are released regularly and the series now amounts to well over fifty works.
Softcover, 18cm x 11cm, 160 pages.
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