Environmentally Friendly Living
Te Whāriki offers outstanding rural vistas and the development is being designed to help regenerate ecosystems native to the area.
In-line with iwi values around kaitiakitanga (stewardship) Ngāi Tahu Property is also minimising any environmental impact during the development phases by reducing pollution and noise, conserving resources and reinstating and preserving natural features in the landscape.
Working with the natural springs and water table we are creating a network of wetland swales which will also manage and help treat the subdivision’s stormwater.
Plants native to the rohe (area) have been used to landscape around the wetlands and parks. A wide variety of shrubs and trees in the streetscapes and open spaces has resulted in natural feeling spaces to walk or cycle through. These species have been selected to minimise the need for watering.
Attracting local birdlife
The waterways and wetlands which are assisting in clearing stormwater run-offs from roads, gardens and other land surfaces are developing into living waterways supporting a growing diversity of wildlife, including wana (swans), kawau (cormorants), rakiraki (ducks) and poraka (frogs).
The location and the trails connecting Te Whāriki with Lincoln University and the town centre encourages residents to walk and cycle when possible.
Te Whāriki also features covenants encouraging the building of healthy and energy efficient homes.
The development team at Ngāi Tahu Property is on a journey of continuous improvement around sustainability which is closely aligned with the values of our organisation, of our owners and of our Lincoln University partners.