NZ Urban Development news from the media | 3 December | Housing NZ development goes ahead in Whangārei, Northland

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Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 3 December 2019.

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Housing NZ development goes ahead in Whangārei, Northland

Whangārei residents opposed to a state housing subdivision have little choice but to accept it, with the mayor saying it meets a desperate housing need.

Housing New Zealand has been granted consent to build 37 houses in the suburb of Maunu, on land it owns next to popular Puriri Park.

The community has spent more than a year fighting the plans, with concerns about the loss of amenity from the park, the density of the housing and the impact on the already congested roads.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/117535141/housing-nz-development-goes-ahead-in-whangrei-northland-to-meet-need

Porirua housing partnership to improve housing in the city

A partnership signed today between the Crown and local iwi, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangātira (Ngāti Toa), will improve the quality of state housing in western Porirua, says the Associate Minister of Housing, Kris Faafoi.

Contracts have been signed at a ceremony at Takapūwāhia Marae, in Porirua, between Ngāti Toa, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to confirm the partnership.

This will see Ngāti Toa’s new community housing provider, Te Āhura Mōwai, manage properties and tenancies for over 900 state homes in western Porirua for 25 years, starting on 1 July 2020.

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/porirua-housing-partnership-improve-housing-city

Panuku delivers modern housing village for Haumaru

Construction of a new warm, dry, modern, accessible village for older people in Henderson is now complete, with a blessing held by mana whenua to ready the space before tenants start to move in.

Wilsher Village is a new four-storey building and is the first Panuku Development Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Council, has built for Haumaru Housing.

It is its first project to get more people into high-quality housing in the area to help revitalise Henderson town centre.

“It’s an incredibly meaningful moment, moving through the rooms and being invited to put our mauri, our spiritual essence, into the building. It’s a wonderful tradition that we are very grateful to be able to continue here,” says Panuku Chair Adrienne Young-Cooper.

https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/panuku-delivers-modern-housing-village-for-haumaru


Millennium & Copthorne buys CBD land for an hotel in Whangarei

New Zealand's second largest hotel chain, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, has struck a conditional agreement to buy land in the CBD from the Whangarei District Council for a four-star hotel development.

The hotel group's managing director BK Chiu said the new Hundertwasser Art Centre, under development, would be a drawcard for Whangarei where more demand for accommodation was emerging.

"You would be surprised the number of Europeans coming to New Zealand who go to Whangarei to see his art work." 

The purchase price of the land in Dent Street is $2.15 million. It will be the hotel group's first hotel in Whangarei. It has three hotels in Northland, in the Bay of Islands, Paihia and in Hokianga.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117685457/big-hotel-chain-millennium--copthorne-buys-cbd-land-for-an-hotel-in-whangarei


Co-operative housing the future in the Eastern Bay

The Eastern Bay could soon become the epicentre of co-operative housing in New Zealand.

Tuhoe and a private group of individuals are both looking into building co-operative housing in the region.

A resource consent application has been lodged on behalf of the Tuhoe Charitable Trust to build a 25-unit eco village at the old Taneatua railway yard on the corner of Morrison and Station Roads.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/117860489/cooperative-housing-the-future-in-the-eastern-bay

Adventure park, housing development's future depends on Te Awa Lakes zoning decision

A former quarry could be turned into a water adventure park, more than 1000 homes, and a gateway to Hamilton - if the land it's on is rezoned.

Perry Group wants to use the 62-hectare riverside site for its Te Awa Lakes development, but it's currently industrial land.

The people who will decide if the Horotiu site's zoning can change began a hearing at Hamilton City Council on Monday.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/117673495/adventure-park-housing-developments-future-depends-on-te-awa-lakes-zoning-decision

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