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Te Aro Pā papakāinga in Wellington 

It has been a long and protracted journey since Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki Iwi lost their original four acre Te Aro pā site in the 1870s to the building of their new urban papakāinga at Greta Point in Wellington. This new community housing collaboration sees Wellington’s Dwell Housing Trust working closely with Te Aro Pā Trustees to provide a mix of tenures where descendants of Te Aro Pā can find a home on their own land.

It has been a long and protracted journey since Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki Iwi lost their original four acre Te Aro pā site in the 1870s to the building of their new urban papakāinga at Greta Point in Wellington. This new community housing collaboration sees Wellington’s Dwell Housing Trust working closely with Te Aro Pā Trustees to provide a mix of tenures where descendants of Te Aro Pā can find a home on their own land.

Te Aro Pa Trust Papakainga opening at Greta Point. Photo by Mark Coote for Te Tumu Paeroa.

Te Aro Pa Trust Papakainga opening at Greta Point. Photo by Mark Coote for Te Tumu Paeroa.

Dwell will be the tenancy managers for the housing and have worked closely with Te Tumu Paeroa , the Trustees acting on behalf of Te Aro Pā Trust. It was Te Tumu Paeroa’s role to develop the papakāinga, working with property consultants and builders to achieve the Trust’s vision.

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Last modified: June 23, 2016

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