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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.

Wright Neighbourhood

New Neighbourhood Release

Work has been continuing at pace in Te Whāriki, Lincoln and we are thrilled to be able to announce the next release of the stunning Wright neighbourhood. 

A further release of sections are now available for sale. Prices start at $444,000, with sections sized between 450m2 and  926m2. Titles are anticipated from October 2022. All neighbourhoods at Te Whāriki have fibre to the boundary and come fully fenced. All land also has a complimentary geotechnical report*.

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

For more information on the sections for sale, or to put a section on hold, please email our Sales Manager, Dene Maddren on

*Section prices are based on TC1 equivalent land which is consistent with preliminary investigations. If the site-specific Geotechnical report deems a lot to be TC2, a cash refund applies. Depending on the size of the section, the refund will be between $5,000- $10,000. For further information or clarification, please discuss with our Sales Manager.

Still a little unsure of the process? Visit our 'How do I buy a section' page for further information.

How do I buy a section?
Wright half block

What's in a name? Wright

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

Wright is the fifth neighbourhood in Te Whāriki. It is named for Sir Allan Wright, the first Chancellor of Lincoln University when the Government granted Lincoln College autonomous university status from 1 January 1990. 

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.

Appointed to the Lincoln College Council in 1973 as a Government representative, Sir Allan remained on the Council through the transition to university, until his retirement at the start of 1994. He was elected Council Chairman in 1986, holding the top governance role of University Chancellor from 1990.

His leadership was characterised by a determination to achieve objectives, an ability to bring people together, consensus style decision-making and great personal mana within New Zealand’s land-based industries.

From a long-established farming family at Annat in Central Canterbury, and a past pupil of Christ’s College, Sir Allan has had a distinguished career as a farmer, farmer politician, businessman and sports administrator.

He took up mixed arable farming near Sheffield in 1946, soon becoming involved in farming politics through the Young Farmers movement. He then moved on to Federated Farmers, eventually rising to be Dominion President. He was awarded the AC Cameron Royal Agricultural Society Gold Medal for services to agriculture in 1973 and knighted in 1982, also for services to agriculture.

On the business side, Sir Allan chaired the boards of major companies including Applefields, Alliance Textiles, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Mair Astley and the Rural Bank. In sports administration, he served on the board of New Zealand Cricket for more than 20 years, including as President in 1993-1994 and is a Life Member.

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.

Register your interest for our final release

The final release of sections at Te Whāriki is expected in mid 2022. Register your interest to stay up to date on sections for sale.

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