About Te Āhuru Mōwai Limited Partnership (TAM)

Under a partnership with the New Zealand Government, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ngāti Toa), has established a registered community housing provider. Te Āhuru Mōwai Limited Partnership (“Te Āhuru Mōwai”), has entered into a Public Housing and Project agreement to manage and upgrade about 900 homes in Western Porirua. These homes provide tenancies for people on very low incomes with social support needs. They are in the suburbs of Tawa, Elsdon, Takapūwāhia, Titahi Bay and Mana (Western Porirua) and are expected to be transferred from Kāinga Ora (formally Housing New Zealand) management on 3 October 2020.  Existing tenants will be retained and future new tenants will placed from the government's Public Housing Register.

Te Āhuru Mōwai will operate a tenant-focussed service that is aligned with the tikanga and values of Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc.  Our service objectives include provision and maintenance of warm dry homes for tenants, increasing housing choice including home ownership options as a future objective and generally contributing to improved wellbeing outcomes for the wider community.

As part of our role in managing the homes Te Āhuru Mōwai will progressively upgrade the portfolio over time to ensure that all homes are warm dry and fit for purpose. There are prospects for progressive purchase, redevelopment, and growth in housing supply.

Te Āhuru Mōwai, a Tier 1 reporting entity, is wholly owned by Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated - charitable organisation and is independently governed by its own Board of Directors.

Te Āhuru Mōwai is connected to Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira through its objectives values and overall purpose. Te Āhuru Mōwai will ensure that Ngāti Toa is a strong and influential iwi firmly grounded in the cultural identity of Ngāti Toa, while at all times leading change to enable whānau wellbeing and prosperity.

Te whāinga o te Āhuru Mōwai Limited (Mission)

Contribute to wellbeing outcomes and encourage housing independence by creating, maintaining and delivering healthy, affordable homes of choice for our community.

Te moemoeā o te Āhuru Mōwai Limited (Vision)

Ko te Āhuru Mōwai, he kāinga mahana, haumaru hoki, kia tupu orapai te whānau. Home - A sheltering haven where whānau are nurtured.

Ngā tikanga o te Āhuru Mōwai Limited (Values)

To achieve its vision, our existence and purpose will remain Kaupapa Māori centred.

Ahi Ka

 Kotahi Tatau

Sustainability of our Ngāti Toatanga

Inspiring unity and fostering connection with whānau and our community

Whakatau Tika


Acting with honesty & integrity always Sustaining and sustainability of our people and our resources



Our connection to te ao wairua  Connectedness and kinship with all those we connect with



Enhancing mana through excellence, generosity and hospitality  Visionary and courageous leadership now and in the future


Te Āhuru Mōwai name and logo

The name was chosen by Tā Matiu Rei of Ngāti Toa Rangatira meaning ‘A sheltering haven’.

The koru patterns in the design represent new life, new beginnings and growth in community housing. The triangular shape of the design depicts housing which shelters the koru patterns (sheltering the new beginnings, the people and allowing growth in a safe haven). The design has been split into two sides. This represents the people and the Ngāti Toa iwi on one side and the housing haven on the other side. The notion of having two sides, allows the representation of utility among the iwi/people and the housing.

The logo was designed by Fetu Ese (Ngāti Toa).