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Te Whāriki is a
Ngāi Tahu Property development

Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei. We drive profit but are purpose driven and live by the values handed to us by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Through excellence in sustainable land use, an inter-generational approach to investment, and a commitment to developing environmentally sensitive new buildings and communities, we ensure that we leave a treasured bequest for future generations of Ngāi Tahu.

About Ngāi Tahu Property

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 developments Kerepeti, in Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland, and Te Pā Tāhuna, 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.

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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 in Te Whāriki, we lie in the takiwā-territory of the hapū-sub-tribe of Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki.

The name Te Whāriki refers to the ‘floor mat’ or lakebed of Te Waihora - home to the rich wetland and lake community that once extended to the doorstep of Lincoln and the Te Whāriki development. A whāriki is also a woven floor mat that can be found in homes and meeting places today – a place that draws together families and communities.  This symbolises a place for all to gather and meet. 

It is therefore a fitting name for a development that seeks to build a community that weaves together the current Lincoln township, Lincoln University and future residents.