Te Whāriki expands

Posted on 18 February 2019

The new Show Home Village at Te Whāriki is growing with homes now completed by Trident Homes, Peter Ray Homes and G.J Gardner Homes with Greenland Homes and Faye Homes due to open soon. Another four by Orange Homes, Hallmark Homes, Ridge and RNP will open later this year.

The show homes are part of the release of the new Matuku neighbourhood with another 58 new sections for sale from February 11. As with our previous neighbourhoods – Hudson, Kaituna and Ivey – Matuku has a variety of section sizes from 400 to 1,000 square metres to suit different families’ needs.  They also offer a relaxed, rural outlook in a community which is surrounded by imaginative and interesting green and public spaces.

The neighbourhood is named for the endangered Australasian bittern which live in wetlands and around small lakes.

Once complete Te Whāriki will have a total wetlands area of 19.55 hectares across all stages – the existing neighbourhoods and future development. These types of wetlands are important for the area around Te Waihora – Lake Ellesmere which was originally part of the rich mahinga kai – food gathering – resource for local Ngai Tahu rūnanga Te Taumutu and for others travelling through from across the plains.

With Ngāi Tahu Property designating space for indigenous flora and fauna in the subdivision it is great to see that regeneration is underway.

The development’s design is tied to the core Ngāi Tahu value of working to deliver the best outcomes “mō tātou, ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us”. The benefits of that ethos have really been seen – and heard - this summer. The cheeky antics of pukeko families, arrival of graceful herons and rhythmic choruses of frogs have delighted locals in recent months providing evidence of a reviving environment for flora and fauna.

Te Whāriki wetlands - wildlife

Ngāi Tahu Property also believes making space for nature makes for a healthy environment for generations of happy residents. The trails throughout Te Whāriki are very popular with residents - and many from the wider Lincoln area - as safe areas to walk or a run, to reconnect with nature or go for bike rides with the kids.

Te Whāriki residents are also enjoying a unique lifestyle which amalgamates the best of urban and rural.

Being on the doorstep of Lincoln’s vibrant town centre residents are just a hop, skip and a jump from both Lincoln University and the growing village centre. That means amenities including cafes, restaurants and retail stores – and even the brand new Arariri Springs Primary School – are right on its doorstep.

Although they have access to all the conveniences of the town, Te Whāriki residents also report “it’s still got a country feel about it” which they love.