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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





The 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB) Urban Environments: Energy, Housing and Health took place on 19th – 21st November 2018 and was a great success.

You can find links to the presentations (PDF form) on the ICEERB website. View photo gallery.


Recent News

  • Congratulations to Dr Amore, who makes the homeless count is  receiving her PhD at a graduation ceremony in University of Otago Dunedin on May 11. Please Read for more details  and more information Here.
  • Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey conducted by researchers from He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme following a housing warrant of fitness assessment for health and safety. Please read the paper.
  • Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman was invited to speak at Parliament at the 10th anniversary of  Prime Minister’s Science Prize, which He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme won in 2014.
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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