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.

The four-week feedback period runs until 5 May, and all feedback will be considered ahead of applying to Hamilton City Council for resource consent in mid-2021. Subject to receiving 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:

Lehi Duncan, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, 0800 801 601 (please ask to be transferred) or 021 352 739 waikato.region@kaingaora.govt.nz 

Page updated: 19 April 2021