Manukau Urban Māori Authority involved with south Auckland housing development

An influential Māori organisation is playing a key role in the development of about 90 new homes in south Auckland.

The Manukau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA) will provide tenancy management and support services to families who will eventually live in the homes.

They’ll be built by Housing NZ on vacant land owned by the Ministry of Social Development adjacent to Ngā Whare Waatea Marae in Calthorp Close, Māngere.

Ministry deputy chief executive for housing Scott Gallacher​ says they’ll be a mix of public and transitional housing.

Authority chief executive Wyn Osborne says he hopes the homes will start being built this year.

The organisation he leads provides a range of community services including a Whanau Ora initiative, radio station, early childhood centre and primary school, ‘Out of Gate’ support for former prison inmates, restorative justice sessions, financial literacy programmes, and a food bank.

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