Hone & Miriama Turner Trust PapakāingaPrint

A whānau redevelop their traditional quarter acre home, creating a multi-generation family whare that accommodates four generations of the whānau under one roof.


The eight bedroom whare is home to five family units (19 whānau members) and is a model of how to collectively build intergenerational papakāinga.

The whānau wanted to create a papakāinga that catered for their evolving requirements - a home for children to grow up in and, in the future, a retirement home where Miriama and Hone's eight children could live together.

The long term goal is to ensure the whānau will always have a tūrangawaewae, a place that draws them together and holds them together.

Key to the papakāinga's development and success was the whānau's guiding long term vision for the future. This vision arose out of principles and values collectively identified and  developed by the whānau. 

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