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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.

Live Here

Wake up to your dream lifestyle, every morning.

Te Whāriki offers the perfect mix of lifestyle options, set against beautiful waterways and wetlands. There couldn’t be a nicer place to wake up. Te Whāriki is nestled in the heart of Lincoln, in the Sewlyn District. Close to shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, it’s ideal for work and play. It’s just 20-minutes from the city centre or 30-minutes for a trip to the beach or hills. This central location makes day trips to Akaroa and Mt. Hutt a breeze, both reachable in under an hour and a half. Nestled amongst walkways and cycle trails that weave through the beautiful wetland reserves and parks, Te Whāriki is the ideal location to take advantage of the Canterbury lifestyle and for your new home. 

That’s why we call it Your Lifestyle Central.

Our Location  Our Environment

What’s in a name?

In 2007, Lincoln University and Ngāi Tahu Property Limited formed a joint venture to develop the decommissioned Dairy Block west of the university.

Both parties made a commitment that the development would help with the restoration of waterways which feed Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). That has remained a central focus of the urban design and master-planning process. Te Taumutu Rūnanga have worked closely with Ngāi Tahu Property to restore old waterways, re-establish native plants, integrate modern stormwater treatment systems, and bring to life, through street and reserve names, a number of place and species names associated with Te Waihora.

Alongside this Ngāi Tahu history, Te Whāriki  also draws inspiration from Lincoln University’s history. The development, neighbourhood and street names all carry significant meanings.

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