Mō tātou, a, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei. For us, and our children after us.
Ngāi Tahu Property is one of the investment pillars of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, the commercial entity charged with growing the wealth of more than 65,000 Ngāi Tahu whānui. Our purpose is to deliver excellent property projects which support the economic aspirations of our owners. All our projects are delivered in accordance with the values of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
In the two decades since the signing of the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act, Ngāi Tahu Property has built a portfolio of premium assets now valued at more than $600 million.
Additionally, Ngāi Tahu Property has completed a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects, building a track record of high-quality buildings and a trusted name in the industry.
Several successful master-planned developments in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, including Tumara Park, Linden Grove, Wigram Skies and Prestons, have been completed. While we are currently well advanced in the development of Te Whāriki in Lincoln, Canterbury (in partnership with Lincoln University) and Karamū Riccarton Park, Christchurch.
Ngāi Tahu Property has also embarked on the residential development Kerepeti, in Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland, and is in the design phase for a development in Tāhuna-Queenstown, offering more choice and opening home ownership to more people in these high-demand areas.
For generations the land of Te Waipounamu-the South Island has shaped the culture and identity of Ngāi Tahu. The history and traditions of the iwi are recorded in the names of places, mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans, ensuring the footprints of our tīpuna-ancestors remain forever upon the landscape.
Ngāi Tahu Property has a responsibility to uphold the enduring relationship that our owners, Ngāi Tahu whānui, have with the whenua-the land through our investments and developments.
We honour those generations that have gone before and continue to build a foundation for those who will follow after us.
Working with Mana Whenua
As an iwi-owned company we are committed to working with mana whenua in every area where we operate.
The naming of our developments is a process we take time and effort to get right. We are committed to the use of Te Reo Māori and to reinstate indigenous names and narratives into the landscape.
Here at Kerepeti we looked to the traditional value of the area to Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara – the mana whenua iwi authority of the area around Te Onekiritea-Hobsonville Point.
With the agreement of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāi Tahu Property decided to honour that longstanding heritage, naming its first Tāmaki Makaurau development Kerepeti for the worked, pliable and pressed clay for which the area was known.
Throughout the history of Te Onekiritea the whenua has been a source of this valued resource used for practical, artistic and sacred purposes by Māori.
Please note that we do not hold any copyright on our use of these kupu taonga and Ngāi Tahu Property respects the significance and mana of these names to the mana whenua of Te Onekiritea and to Māori nationally.