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Data helps Te Tairāwhiti community Nā ngā raraunga i āwhina te hapori o Te Tairāwhiti

Data helps Te Tairāwhiti community Nā ngā raraunga i āwhina te hapori o Te Tairāwhiti

Tatau tātou - All of us count

Hautai and Joseph's story Te pūrākau a Hautai rāua ko Joseph

Like many families in Te Tairāwhiti, Hautai and Joseph could not find anywhere to rent. They had no choice but to live in a tent for six months.

That is when they heard about the housing initiative from Willie Te Aho and Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing Limited.

Thanks to data about their community, and the housing initiative, Hautai and Joseph could fulfil their dream of being homeowners.

Data is important. Data underpins the needs of our whānau, and when we understand the needs, it's easier for us to plan on how we deliver on those needs.

Willie Te Aho

Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing Limited

Irene and Tahi's story Mātakina te pūrākau o Hautai rāua ko Hōhepa

Irene and Tahi shared their old two-bedroom home with five other adults and three mokopuna. Life was difficult for them all, and they faced a higher risk of health complications than they might have in other living arrangements.

Fortunately, thanks in part to the data Willie Te Aho and Toitū Tairāwhiti had access to, Irene and Tahi were able to move into a new home.

The change for them, and all their mokopuna, has been incredibly positive.

We have been able to access data that means something to us, and to use that information to inform better investments and better decisions for the future housing and health of our people.

Willie Te Aho

Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing Limited

Your data is helping your community

Government agencies, councils, iwi, community groups, and businesses use data to make decisions and plans that affect us all.

 

By taking part in the census you help create a better understanding of your community and what it needs.