The “kiwi dream” is dead and no matter how hard or long some work, many won’t achieve their home ownership dream.  Owning a home in our cities is becoming less affordable, with increasing infrastructure and development costs. 

Home ownership for Māori & Pasifika is at an all-time low, we are over-represented in emergency and state housing exacerbating negative social, economic & health outcomes.  We are becoming more transient having to move from place to place, not able to lay down roots taking away our sense of belonging.   

So how will we as asset owners play our part in ensuring intergenerational future wealth, how will we provide support structures to whakamana autonomy and self-determination, the foundations of rangatiratanga?

Through affordable home ownership, whānau ability to decide for themselves will increase and as a bi product, so to will their connections to community accelerated wellbeing helping close the social and economic equity gaps.

To move forward together as partners comes down to how we manaaki other organisations, how we stand with them and how we use our influence as a catalyst for change to unlock long term sustainable independence to build a better Aotearoa now and Āpōpō. 

Tracy Massam

Tamaki Regeneration Company

I have 15 years’ experience in property, facility & asset management & governance through board roles for not-for-profit organizations. I am currently the Board Chair of an Auckland Council CCO (Te Hononga Akoranga - COMET) who seek to change the education system to create more equitable learning pathways. I am also new to the board of Āpōpō. I am also the Pou Herenga Whai Rawa (Asset Manager) for Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) managing 2,500+ social houses & commercial & community-based buildings & am accountable for a budget of $32m.
Concurrent Session B

Manaakitanga | Rua

Wednesday 22 May