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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.

Final Sections

All development work is now complete at Te Whāriki, Lincoln with the final sections available for sale. These sections, located in the Wright Neighbourhood, are titled and ready to be built on.

All neighbourhoods at Te Whāriki have fibre to the boundary and come fully fenced. 

Wright Neighbourhood

Wright, the fifth, and final neighbourhood at Te Whāriki, is named after the first Chancellor of Lincoln University, Sir Allan Wright. This neighbourhood features a large playground and the wide green spaces, wetlands, walking and cycling tracks which Te Whāriki is known for. 

For further information on the sections available, or to put a section on hold, please email our Sales Manager, Dene Maddren on


Wright half block

Sir Allan Wright, Chancellor, Lincoln University, 1990 - 1994

What's in a name?

Wright, the fifth neighbourhood at Te Whāriki is named after the first Chancellor of Lincoln University, Sir Allan Wright. 

Sir Allan, originally of Sheffield, Selwyn had long been an advocate of independence for Lincoln, which was previously a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. He also had a distinguished career as a farmer, a politician, and a businessman. He ran a mixed arable farm near Sheffield from 1946, winning the A.C. Cameron Royal Agricultural Society Gold Medal in 1973 for excellence in farming.

Sir Allan and Lady Wright remain loyally associated with Lincoln University, not only by their past service but through family members who have taken the Wright connection with the university into the second and third generations.