Kāinga Ora is making more efficient use of land by replacing many of our older state houses with more, warm and dry homes in areas of high demand.
What we're building
4 two-bedroom, 1 three-bedroom and 2 four-bedroom
4 two-bedroom, 5 three-bedroom and 4 four-bedroom
1 four-bedroom and 2 five-bedroom
1 two-bedroom and 2 four-bedroom
2 two-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom
A mix of 2-5 bedroom homes
Puriri Park Road
15 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom, 7 three-bedroom, 8 four-bedroom and 3 five-bedroom
2 three-bedroom, 1 four-bedroom and 1 five-bedroom
West View Crescent
1 two-bedroom, 1 three-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom
1 two-bedroom, 1 four-bedroom and 2 five-bedroom
9 two-bedroom, 21 three-bedroom, 3 four-bedroom and 2 five-bedroom
Vinegar Hill Road
4 two-bedroom, 2 four-bedroom, 1 five-bedroom and 1 six-bedroom
12 one-bedroom, 39 two-bedroom, 4 three-bedroom
2 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedroom, 1 four-bedroom, 2 five-bedroom and 1 six-bedroom
4 two-bedroom and 1 five-bedroom
To help meet the urgent need for housing in Te Tai Tokerau, 20 new homes are proposed for a site at 3-5 Clark Road, Kerikeri. Kāinga Ora has confirmed an agreement with Gemscott to purchase new two-bedroom homes across two properties on Clark Road, with Kāinga Ora taking ownership of the homes once complete.
- 20 warm, modern and dry homes
- A number of the homes will cater for people with mobility needs. This includes such things as level access and wider hallways.
- Easy access to community amenities and walking distance to the town centre
- Civil works are expected to commence in mid-2023
- House construction is then anticipated to get under way in late 2023
Community engagement and resources
- New warm, dry homes for Kerikeri - media story - 9 March 2023
- Drop-in session held - 22 February 2023
- Drop-in session invite and factsheet [PDF, 1.9 MB] - 22 February 2023
Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities is engaging with the Otangarei community about potential development options for the neighbourhood. We want to find out what people value most about the area, along with their future priorities.
Why we are having discussions now
Around 40% of the homes in Otangarei are rented by Kāinga Ora to more than 460 customers. While we have maintained these homes over the years, many of them will require major upgrades in future, and this gives us an opportunity to explore options for development.
What we want to find out
We want to identify potential development options in Otangarei that:
- Tautoko Māori interests and aspirations
- Help support mahi that benefits local whānau and the community
- Improve the quality and types of homes, and
- Connect locals to home ownership opportunities and products.
Who we are engaging with
We are talking with customers, residents, landowners, small businesses, and other local agencies about their priorities for the area. We are also working in partnership with hapū, the mana i te whenua, community groups and the local council.
Once we have heard from the community, we will develop a neighbourhood plan. We will also look to partner with local agencies to help create better community outcomes.
It’s important to note that we are in the early stages of exploring potential development options. If the project goes ahead, it will likely be delivered in stages over 8 to 10 years.
If you have any queries about the Otangarei project, please email Community Development Manager Betsy Misiaga at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information
If you have any questions or feedback about the proposed developments, or to receive email updates, contact:
Zephyr Marshall, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, 0800 801 601 (please ask to be transferred) or 021 759 436 or email
Page updated: 14 February 2023