The Maori Party has set a target to end homelessness by 2020 and wants to negotiate for a new Minister of Maori and Pacific Housing.
Co-leader Marama Fox told the party's campaign launch at Manurewa Marae that housing is a priority for the Maori Party.
The party also wants an amnesty for overstayers from Pacific islands, and a special Pacific visa category for people whose island homes are affected by climate change.
The Maori Party also wants a moratorium put on exports of water while water quality and bottling issues are solved.
Meanwhile, co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell reminded the gathering that with just two MPs in Parliament "it's a hard, hard grind" and said elections are always hard for the party.
Today's campaign launch attracted a broad cross section of supporters, including gang members.