Its close proximity to the CBD coupled with a rural outlook makes the subdivision an ideal place to build your new home, Karamū Riccarton Park.

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Karamū, Riccarton Park is the latest Ngāi Tahu Property development and is located in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Selected for the bounty that surrounds it; the richness of its history and the potential of its future. Karamū is the start of something exciting.

Karamū is ideally located close to the CBD, and still has the luxury of a rural outlook. It is perfectly located for quick access to the Canterbury ski fields, as well as giving you easy access to motorways taking you across the South Island. Or, if the rest of the world is calling you, Karamū is just a short journey from Christchurch International Airport making access easy for short or long trips away.  

The History of Karamū

The Riccarton Racecourse area was once home to the trees, shrubs, and birds that the local Māori (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) used and protected. For birds, the area was an easy flight to Pūtarikamotu (Riccarton Bush) with its awe-inspiring ancient kahikatea, tōtara and mātai trees.

The development is named after the Karamū tree whose bright berries are a signal that harvest time is here. A favourite with native birds including tui and korimako (bellbirds), it is also beloved by gardeners.

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  • TuiKaramu

    First homes nearing completion

    Posted on Friday, 31 May 2019

    There’s been plenty of progress at Karamū, Riccarton Park in recent weeks. Several homes are nearing completion in the Manakura neighbourhood and the first residents are due to move in within the next few weeks. Our second neighbourhood, Kākāpō, is taking shape, with titles anticipated July 2019.


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    Karamū Progress Report March 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

    Karamū, Riccarton Park has been progressing well over the last six months. Blakely Construction was announced as the earthwork contractor in December 2017. Earthworks were consented, and commenced, in December 2017.


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    Work Commences at Karamū Subdivision

    Posted on Friday, 19 January 2018

    Work is now underway at Karamū, Riccarton Park, Subdivision. Check out the video of progress so far and keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular construction updates and more videos.


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