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He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, examines and clarifies the links between Housing and Health. Although the association between poor housing and ill health is known, the links that make up the causal chain have until recently been poorly understood.

Conducting our own studies and examining existing evidence enables us to identify and evaluate housing-related interventions to improve individual, family and community health. Our multi-disciplinary team has expertise in both qualitative and quantative disciplines.

We are based in the University of Otago, Wellington. We are funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Recent News

  • Kimberley O'Sullivan, a research fellow at He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme said her research has shown that prepay customers usually ended up paying more than they would on the open market, please read for more details.
  • You can now see the presentations from the WHO International Housing & Health Guidelines: Southern Hemisphere Launch which took place on 25 February 2019 on the Public Health Summer School webpage.  
  • Congratulations to Dr Amore, who makes the homeless count, and is receiving her PhD at a graduation ceremony at the University of Otago, Dunedin on May 11. Please read for more details and more information here.
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Our Sponsors

  • Health Research Council on New Zealand
  • Contact Energy
  • Wellington City Council
  • ACC Home Safety
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Housing New Zealand
  • Capital Coast DHB
  • Department of Buliding and Housing
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • Ministry of Health, New Zealand
  • Orion
  • Solid Energy
  • Eastern Bay Energy Trust
  • MBIE