139 Greys Ave blessed with a karakia before site works begin
12 March 2020
Early this week, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei held a whakawātea karakia (site blessing) at 139 Greys Ave. This karakia blessed the central Auckland site in preparation for the civil works that are due to start on-site this week.
It was a wonderful dawn blessing that celebrated the strengthening partnership between Kāinga Ora and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Ngāti Whātua have been integral to shaping the design of the new building and this relationship and partnership was praised and celebrated by the speakers during the blessing.
Kāinga Ora is redeveloping our well-known inner city site in central Auckland. We will be housing more people in a supportive housing environment, which will include wrap-around services and opportunities to learn and develop skills on site, which will create a great place to live.
We will be creating a welcoming, supportive and connected community within an environment that promotes greater health and wellbeing.
On this site, we will be creating 276 new, warm, dry and safe apartments which will be a mix of state and market rentals.The construction phase of the building begins this week and the building will be officially opened in late 2022.
EarthCo Civil are in the set-up phase and civil works are expected to be completed September 2020.
Page updated: 12 March 2020