If you have been following our progress you will know that Nga Potiki has been working on a housing development project for the Te HouHou settlement land in Papamoa. We are now at the stage where we can formally launch the project and will do so at the November AGM.
A lot of work has occurred behind the scenes to make this happen. Including securing an early release of Te HouHou from the Crown ahead of settlement legislation being passed. This means Nga Potiki will receive title to Te HouHou ahead of all other settlement transfers under the Ngai Te Rangi and Nga Potiki Treaty Settlement.
The Housing project will be called MANAWA – “The heart of Papamoa” and has been designed to reflect our historical and cultural connections to this land while providing for much needed quality affordable housing for Nga Potiki members and also a commercial return on the sites that will be sold to Group Builders. There will be a total of 240 house sites and 30 percent of the development will be set aside for our members.
Civil Works are planned for Stage 1 to progress in early 2017 being a total of 110 sites with 40 of those set aside for Nga Potiki members to apply for. The housing options will be explained at the AGM but essentially include a mix of affordable rentals; licence to occupy (where you own the house not the land); and affordable house and land packages (you own the house and land).
A full presentation will be given at the AGM so please attend if you want to find out more and how you can register your interest. The Manawa website will also go live the following Sunday 27th November so that you can register your interest online.