The Poipoia te kākano, kia puāwai, Kainga Tahi Kainga Rua research programme, takes for granted that having a safe and secure home is central to the health and wellbeing of Māori people. The aim of the project is to enable mātauranga Māori-based housing solutions that work for Māori by nurturing research that is led by, with and for whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities. The research comprises housing stories told by, with, and for these people. This telling of their own stories is about mana motuhake, or Māori self-determination over housing research priorities, methodologies, and the utilization of research findings. In this way the science and mātauranga (knowledge) of Māori housing, homes, places and people can be used to build and strengthen vitality, sustainability, and the hauora (health and wellbeing) of whānau-hapū- iwi and hāpori - as fundamental attributes of hauora Māori.