This document has been produced by the Housing Working Group, a group formed out of the Te Puke CoLab. As the name suggests, the Co-Lab is a collaboration between various local agencies, working together to improve wellbeing in Te Puke.

Co-Lab was established late in 2017 to better enable its members to work collectively to support the Te Puke community in four key areas: youth engagement and development; housing; community connection and cohesion; and, responding to local trends and opportunities.

The Housing Working Group was established to progress the Co-Lab’s housing focus area.

Te Puke has a vast range of need across the housing spectrum, from homelessness through to rental and home ownership. The Housing Working Group is working to develop greater understanding of the specific needs of Te Puke.

We are drawn from the following member agencies: • EmpowermentNZ • The Ministry of Social Development • The Department of Internal Affairs • Vincent House • WBOP District Council • Poutiri Trust

For further information or queries, in the first instance please contact Empowerment NZ at or via their website