May 14, 2021
Karakia as iwi break sod for Carrington development
Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare says iwi are emerging as some of the most progressive developers in the city.
Mr Henare was in Mt Albert this morning for the blessing of a part of the Carrington site on which Waiōhua, Te Ākitai and Ngāi Tai are partnering with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on a development.
The crown holds more than 26 hectares on what it is now calling Carrington, including land bought from the polytechnic Unitec, and it’s drawing up plans for a mix of high density apartments and lower density housing.
"I know they are still drafting the bigger plan with respect to the land there but the conversation I had this morning was looking to see new dwellings of different sizes and different shapes to meet the demand here in Tāmaki Makaurau. It's always exciting and to do it properly with karakia at dawn and the coming together of all parties was really special," Mr Henare says.
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