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A warm welcome to our newest builder partner, Whare Tupu

09 Sep 2021
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Introducing the newest builder to join forces with Kāinga Ora, ready to deliver homes in the Roskill Development.

Whare Tupu is a partnership between Te Ākitai Waiohua (a mana whenua iwi of Tāmaki Makaurau) and Avant Group. Their relationship began in 2015 with the aim of creating neighbourhoods that “tell the stories of their place”. They’ve already worked together on several culturally and environmentally considerate housing developments in the Auckland region, such as Kōtuitui and Boathouse Bay.

Te Ākitai Waiohua believe they can contribute to housing not only as a development partner but as a kaitiaki iwi. Their partner Avant Group is well-known in the industry for their high-quality, innovative housing projects.

The partnership is a natural fit for Kāinga Ora, as Whare Tupu firmly believes in building communities and not just houses, offering high-quality homes that have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods.

Whare Tupu’s first project in Roskill Development is Te Māra (‘the garden’), with the first instalment situated between Playfair Road and Sanft Avenue, and includes an intimate collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom terraced homes designed by award-winning Crosson Architects. Due for completion late 2022 and master planned to create a community, homes promise to deliver warm, welcoming living spaces for families to enjoy for years to come

Te Māra homes will be released for sale on the open market soon, and a display suite will be opening at 25 Freeland Avenue. In the meantime, visit the website to learn more.