• Location:

    Corner Collins Road and Ohaupo Road (SH3), Melville
  • Type:

  • Total new homes:

  • Rooms:

    9 one-bedroom, 32 two-bedroom and 6 four-bedroom homes and a community hub
  • Status:

    In development

Overview and community engagement

“Amohia ake te oranga o te iwi, kia puta ki te wheiao”
The wellbeing of the people is paramount

To help meet the high demand for housing in Hamilton, 47 modern, high-quality and healthy homes and a community hub are proposed to be built on the corner of Ōhaupō Road (SH3) and Collins Road in Hamilton.

The homes are being developed in a unique partnership which reflects the vision of Te Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII, alongside Waikato-Tainui, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities and Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Department of Corrections.

The name Te Mauri Paihere ki Mangakootukutuku can be translated as – 'weaving life principles', and has been gifted by Kiingi Tuheitia. It reflects the safe and caring kaupapa Maaori-led support and environment that will be provided for all living in the village-like community.

Next steps

Thanks to everyone who came along to our community drop-in session on 15 April 2021 at Melville High School. We appreciate the effort made to come along, ask questions and give us feedback on the proposed development.

From this and our wider engagement, overall we received support for the proposed development, with people welcoming the building of more housing for people in need, alongside the development’s vision and Maaori-led kaupapa. Following consideration of the largely supportive feedback, resource consent for the proposed plans was lodged in late May with Hamilton City Council. Subject to receiving resource consent, work could start on site by the end of 2021, with completion in 2023.

If you have any questions, want to provide feedback or sign up to our database to be kept up to date with this development, please contact:

Brian Gilbert, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, 0800 801 601 (please ask to be transferred) or 021 684 229 or email waikato.region@kaingaora.govt.nz 

Page updated: 24 August 2021