He uri ahau nō Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatōhea me Te Arawa. I te taha o tōku pāpā, nō Hōrana ahau. Ko au he kaihoahoa, he kaituhituhi, he kaihāpai hoki. Ko te mahi hoahoa i ngā papakāinga, i ngā marae, i ngā tāone mahere mātua, i ngā whakaaho ngā pūrākau o ngā hapū tāku aronga nui.
Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism is a design studio based in Whangārei. Our design practice is focussed on working with Māori organisations on their marae, papakāinga and civic projects, and in working with mana whenua groups to express their cultural values and narratives through urban design.
Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lessons from Te Ao Hurihuri (by Jade Kake, part of the BWB Texts series published by Bridget Williams Books) charts the recent resurgence of contemporary papakāinga on whenua Māori. Reframing Māori housing as a Treaty issue, Kake envisions a future where Māori are supported to build businesses and affordable homes on whānau, hapū or Treaty settlement lands.