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Nōhaka Rau
Empowering Home Ownership

Nōhaka Rau is a Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu programme aimed at empowering all Ngāi Tahu whānau in their home ownership journey.

In partnership with Mokowhiti Consultancy, whānau will receive tailored support and financial advice. Whānau who meet bank lending criteria and Nōhaka Rau programme criteria may receive additional support for their deposit.

What support will you get?

  • Financial literacy support including budgeting.
  • Whānau will get free tailored support from a financial consultant who will guide you through the steps in buying a home.
  • Advice from financial consultant in getting a deposit together.
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu may consider an application to provide a top up to your deposit to meet requirements. This is interest free for 15 years.
  • Advice on insurances and Will.

Nōhaka Rau home ownership programme is ideal for Ngāi Tahu registered whānau who:

  • Are first home buyers or second chance buyers
  • Want to live in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā
  • Are committed to attend free online home ownership and financial capability workshops
  • Have a minimum household income of $80,000 and a maximum of $130,000 per year (intergenerational household can earn more). This is in line with current home loan lending criteria.

To find out more about Nōhaka Rau, register for the online hui. To be part of the programme, you will need to attend Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.

Workshops 3, 4 and 5 are optional but highly recommended.

Workshop Date Times
Workshop one:

Nōhaka Rau: Overview of the programme

Monday 13 February or

Monday 20 February or

Monday 27 February

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

Workshop two:

Money plans + Budgets

Wednesday 15 February or

Wednesday 22 February or

Wednesday 1 March

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

Workshop three:

Money motivation and beliefs

Thursday 16 February or

Thursday 23 February or

Thursday 2 March

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

Workshop four:

Good debt, Bad debt

Thursday 16 February or

Thursday 23 February or

Thursday 2 March

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

Workshop five:

Planning for the unexpected

Thursday 16 February or

Thursday 23 February or

Thursday 2 March

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

10-11am or 6-7pm

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS

 

FAQs

Download answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

For any pātai please contact: Trudy Thomson [email protected]