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MPBI Papakainga – Housing Tenancy Manager

Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc. is a registered Community Housing Provider. We are approved to receive Income Related Rent Subsidy for tenants who meet the criteria by being listed on the Social Housing Register via Ministry of Social Development – WINZ.  Some government funding has been provided for the infrastructure and the building of rental whare. 

The main criteria for the rentals in the papakainga is to be a shareholder or beneficiary of a shareholder in the incorporation and be in serious need of housing.  Sometimes the funding providers have criteria for the housing that they provide funding for e.g. whanau, kaumatua, sole parents.

There is a range of rental and License to Occupy homes as listed below:

  • 12 x 2 bedroom kaumatua homes (65yrs and over)
  • 4 x 1 bedroom kaumatua homes (55yrs and over)
  • 12 x 4 bedroom homes for whanau
  • 1 x 3 bedroom home for whanau
  • 6 x 2 bedroom homes for sole parents.
  • 3 License to Occupy built in 2016
  • 3 License to Occupy homes built many years ago.

We do not very often have vacancies in the papakainga which currently houses approximately 85 adults and 46 tamariki.

When there is a vacancy the housing team look at the waiting list to see which applicants the whare will be most suited for especially in terms of size and number of bedrooms.  If the vacant whare will be suitable for more than one applicant, then we look to see who has been waiting the longest and make a shortlist of three or four.  These three or four applicants will be asked to come to an interview to make sure they still need a whare and that they will accept any conditions the Committee of Management have set for living in the papakainga.

A recommendation is made and with approval from the Committee of Management an offer will be made to the preferred applicant.

There is a zero tolerance for methamphetamine in the papakainga and all rental whare are tested at the beginning and end of each new tenancy and at least annually during each tenancy.  Testing is carried out by external appropriately qualified laboratory and reporting agencies.  Presence of methamphetamine above the NZ Standard 8510:2017 (1.5ug) will always result in an application by the Incorporation to the Tenancy Tribunal to terminate the tenancy due to either illegal activity or damage to property depending on the level found.  This is also a requirement by insurance companies. 

Dogs are not approved to be in or around the papakainga due to the presence of many young tamariki / mokopuna, the farm animals and the health & safety of our maintenance team especially those working in the gardens and mowing lawns.

You will find a link to the application form here.

Community Housing & Support Services


VISION: Mangatawa Tuturu, Mangatawa Whenua, Mangatawa Tangata

MISSION:  A community where whanau are empowered, inspired, and living their best life.

Manager: Julie Te Amo

Team Leaders

* Sector engagement    *  Rent Management  *  Projects

Tenancy Manager
Ngaire Dinsdale

Asset Management

  • House inspections
  • Repairs & maintenance
  • Data input
  • Referrals – housing

Social Worker
Lovey Ahomiro

Strengthen Social Wellbeing

  • Identify needs
  • Seek solutions
  • Connect
  • Restore and strengthen
  • Receive referrals
  • Assessment visits
  • Case management
  • Education / training (financial management; home ownership, work readiness etc.)

Community Development
Jay Kiwi

Event Management / Rehabilitation

  • Sporting
  • Recreational
  • Educational
  • Cultural
  • Addressing individual issues
  • Access relevant support services
  • Addiction support
  • Plan / implement support programmes
  • Liaison – whanau <> services