The Waikato Housing Initiative (WHI) is a cross-sectoral group working toward our vision: “Every person and every family in the Waikato region is well-housed*, living in sustainable, flourishing and connected communities”.

We work together to change the current status quo of housing across the region by leading, connecting and facilitating the delivery of affordable, quality and accessible homes in the Waikato.

The Waikato Housing Initiative working group includes representatives from across the housing spectrum and is responsible for progressing the work of the Waikato Housing Initiative to realise the vision.

*We have included the UN rights to adequate housing entitlements in our definition. ‘Well-housed’ means timely access to habitable, affordable, accessible, culturally appropriate, appropriately located, and with security of tenure housing."

Lale Ieremia


Thomas Gibbons


The WHI Leadership Group

Marae Tukere

General Manager Tribal Development and Wellbeing
Waikato Tainui 

Trina Pohatu-McQueen

Economic Development Manager
Waikato Tainui

Fiona Carrick

Chief Executive

Te Waka

Mark Davey

City Planning Manager

Hamilton City Council

Vishal Ramduny

Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships (Strategic Projects) Manager
Waikato District Council

Charlotte Muggeridge

Senior Associate
Harkness Henry

Anna Casey-Cox


Hamilton City Council

Fiona McNabb

Whaingaroa Raglan Affordable Housing Project

Harvey Brookes

Executive Director

Waikato Wellbeing Project

Mark Rawson

Waikato Regional Director

Kainga Ora

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