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Maori state house plans


Since the 1990s attempts have been made to accommodate Māori cultural values in the design of state housing. This 2002 design for a whanau whare (family house), for example, had extra room for guests, while its low-pitched gable roof evoked traditional Maori styles.


Housing New Zealand Corporation, Design Guide/Ki te Hau Kainga (2002)

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Maori state house plans, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated