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Papa kāinga housing on Kupe/Hawaiki Street

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust Board announced to whānau on Wednesday 9 March via webinar that work is underway for our next papa kāinga housing development. After the successful completion of Kāinga Kaumātua, we’re excited to build off the momentum and enable more whānau to live in modern, healthy homes in the papa kāinga.


The vacant whenua on the corner of Hawaiki Street and Kupe Street has been ear marked for our next lot of whānau housing.


We intend to have approximately 35 whare. We’re looking into building a mix of rentals and homes for whānau to purchase. Initial designs include approximately up to 24 terrace-style homes and an apartment building with 11 units for rent.


We are aiming for the homes to be ready to move in by end of 2023.

We have received resource consent from Auckland Council and will begin the detailed design.


Whānau interest

If you are a member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and interested in purchasing a whare in the new development or renting a home please fill out our Expression of Interest Form so we can gather information to help inform our planning.

Whānau businesses

Any whānau owned businesses not already registered in Toi Pakihi should sign up to keep up to date with contract and job opportunities: 

Stay up to date

Keep an eye out for our hapū e-pānui and Tukuna e-pānui for future updates.

Concept designs of homes to purchase

We are looking to have 24 homes for whānau to purchase. These will be 1, 2 and 4-bedroom terraced homes. We're working on the detailed design, once that is complete we will have more to share.

Concept designs of homes to rent

Details of the apartment building are still to be confirmed. However, it is likely it will be located on the corner of Hawaiki and Kupe Street.

General FAQS

We intend to build approx. 35 whare and potentially have a mix of rentals and homes for whānau to purchase.

There will be a mix of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes.

Each home will have an allocated parking space within the development. Parking has been designed in a way that maximises the space for housing.

The price will depend on the ownership structure, building and material costs. Once we have a better idea on price range then we will update whānau.

All buyers must be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. We haven’t finalised full eligibility criteria yet but our intention for this project is that whānau who are first home buyers will be given priority to purchase the homes for sale.

We are still working through how we can assist whānau with acquiring finance to purchase homes. We are talking to different parties about what finance options are available, and will let you know as soon as we can. 

We have not finalised the details of the home ownership structure.

Kao. All lots will be developed by Whai Rawa.

Once we have confirmed the application process, we will share that with whānau.

We are aiming for completion by Dec 2023.

Our priority is to build healthy homes for whānau on the papa kāinga in Ōrākei, further strengthening our ahi kaa in our heartland.

There will be affordable homes built into the development planned at Owairaka – Mt Albert near UNITEC campus. Whānau will also have the opportunity to purchase homes in Oneoneroa before they are offered to the market.

This particular block of land is classed as General Land. There are less barriers for development of General Land than Māori Land which provides us with more options to explore such as funding models.

The lead construction partner will engage with whānau businesses that are registered in Toi Pakihi and invite them to submit a tender.

Rental FAQS

Our intention is that rental homes and units in the new development will be for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau only.

We are still working through how many homes will be rentals. There could potentially be 11 units in the apartment complex reserved for whānau who are eligible for Income Related Rent Subsidy.

We haven’t finalised a process for applying but priority will be given to those who have registered for rental housing with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia. For more information, click here: https://ngatiwhatuaorakei.com/housing/

Design FAQS

The images above are concepts only. We are still working through the design but will share updates when they become available.

We are still working through the details of the design.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei creatives will be engaged in the detailed design process to ensure it has a strong Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei design narrative. At this stage the design has been limited to the placement of the dwellings on the site, location of car parking and creation of a large communal space.

There will be a large communal space in the new development. Detailed design is still yet to be completed.

Detailed design is still yet to be completed but depending on feedback, a maara could be part of the communal space.

We are still looking at sustainability initiatives that will provide long-term cost benefit to whānau.




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