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  • Location:

    Te Mauri Paihere ki Mangakootukutuku, Melville, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Type:

  • Total new homes:

  • Rooms:

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

    Resource consented, in development


“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 planned 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.

At the end of 2021 resource consent was granted for the construction of these homes and the community hub on the 2.6 hectare site.

Next steps

Thanks to everyone who attended the drop-in session in April 2021, and who provided feedback on the proposed development. We plan to reconnect again with the community in the early part of 2022, in line with Covid-19 guidance at the time.

Now resource consent has been granted, we are working on further detailed design work and our procurement approach for how these homes will be built.

Contact us

We will continue to keep people updated with progress here, and via emails to those on the database. If you have any questions or feedback, or to receive email updates, contact:

Daniel McGrath, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, 0800 801 601 (please ask to be transferred) or 021 463 716 or email waikato.region@kaingaora.govt.nz 

For more information

See more of what is planned for the Waikato region or if you have any questions contact:

Hamilton and Waikato

Contact Daniel McGrath or Ben Gillette, Stakeholder Relationship Managers, by email or freephone 0800 801 601 and ask to be transferred.

Taupō, Tūrangi and Thames

Contact by email or freephone 0800 801 601 (ask to be transferred)

Page updated: 1 December 2021