Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei

Proactive, proud and prosperous Whānau in Otangarei; a vibrant, successful Community

Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei is an Urban Regeneration programme for which the vision is to achieve a vibrant and successful Otangarei community and proactive, proud and prosperous whānau.


In 2015, Te Hau Awhiowhio o Otangarei Trust saw an opportunity to better align services to meet the needs of the community.  The Trust merged their social services arm with the community health organisation and continued to explore opportunities for transformational change, to improve the wellbeing of whanau and create a community of hope.   A strategic intent is Kāinga Whanau Ora, whereby the Trust seeks to reinstate the traditional structure of community by supporting and growing social kinships and economic wealth.

Kāinga Ora o Otangarei is a regeneration programme which builds on and expands the 2014 Otangarei Village Plan - developed through residents’ contribution and supported by the Otangarei Neighbourhood Safety Panel.  There is a strong emphasis of connecting people to place, bringing together the elements of Community Revitalisation, Whanau Investment and Prosperity.


The Programme seeks to create an environment for change by transforming how organisations and the community work together to achieve regeneration in Otangarei.

The programme is a collaboration between our organisation, partner agencies, business and the community, who all share the goal of advancing the social and economic wellbeing of Otangarei whānau.

Strategic Partners

Kāinga Ora o Otangarei programme is led out by Te Hau Awhiowhio Trust and supported by a core group of strategic partners: Ministry of Social Development, Te Puni Kōkiri, Whangarei District Council, Housing NZ, Northland District Health Board, Manaia PHO, Opus NZ.  As a community development plan, we invite everyone in the community to participate in building a vibrant, successful community.

...View the Programme Blueprint

Contact kaingaora@otangarei.org if you'd like to know more about the Kāinga Ora o Otangarei programme.