Tuatahi means first, and this papakāinga is the first of many villages Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei plans to build across Tāmaki Makaurau for its people.
Situated in Orākei on Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei ancestral whenua, the development comprises 30 townhouses, with a range of two, three and four bedroom configurations.
A social enterprise, the development is as much about curating a new and thriving community, as it is about creating new homes for the hapu membership. Through novel landownership and financing arrangements Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has been able to provide affordable housing
Close to two years into its occupancy, the development provides many rich learnings for future urban papakāinga.
Project Type - Papakāinga Urban Terraced Housing
Rohe / Location - Kupe Street, Ōrākei, Tāmaki Makaurau
Iwi Affiliation - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Funding Assistance - Te Puni Kōkiri, Auckland Council
Architect - Stevens Lawson Architects
Landscape Architects - Boffa Miskell
Site Size - 9,123m2
No of Dwellings - 30 Units (3x 2 Bedroom, 9x 3 Bedroom, 18x 4 Bedroom)