Welcome

Welcome to the Ōwairaka Development website, where you can find out more about what's happening in the Ōwairaka neighbourhood. 

The Ōwairaka development will replace approximately 180 state houses with a total of approximately 700 - 900 new warm, dry, healthy homes. Of this number, 220 will be new state homes and the balance will be a mixture of affordable and market homes. By using the land more efficiently than we did back in the 1950s and 60s when the original homes were built, we will be able to increase the numbers of community housing residences available and also build much-needed new homes for the Auckland housing market. Homes in more affordable price ranges will also be a priority within the Ōwairaka Development. 

The Information Centre for this development is situated at:

116-118 Hendon Avenue, Owairaka.

Hours:  Thursday and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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12 new state homes

Two houses are expected to be replaced with 12 new homes, a range of 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments across four 3-level walk-up apartment buildings. Subject to confirmation.

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5 new state homes

Two four-bedroom duplex style homes, two 5-bedroom duplex style homes and one 7-bedroom duplex style homes will be built on this site. Subject to confirmation.

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2 new state houses

Two 4-bedroom duplex style homes. Construction is expected to commence second half of 2019. Subject to confirmation.

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4 new state homes

One house will be replaced with two 2-storey homes; one 4-bedroom and one 5-bedroom. Construction is expected to start by the end of 2018. Subject to confirmation.

33 new state homes

Five houses are expected to be replaced with 33 new homes, a range of 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments across a number of 3-level walk-up apartment buildings. Subject to confirmation.

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12 new state homes

Two houses are expected to be replaced with 12 new 1-bedroom apartments in a 3-level ‘walk-up’ style. Subject to confirmation.

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6 new homes

Two houses will be replaced with six new homes including a 2-storey 4-bedroom duplex, a 5-bedroom 2-storey duplex and two 2-storey 6-bedroom standalone homes. Subject to confirmation.

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3 new homes

Two 3-bedroom duplex style homes

One 6-bedroom standalone homes. Subject to confirmation.

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New state homes

3-storey apartment block. Subject to confirmation.

New state homes

5-storey apartment block. Subject to confirmation.

New homes for the market

5-storey apartment block. Subject to confirmation.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

Stage 2 will see the removal of 54 older stage homes replaced with around 70-100 new state homes and around 100-150 homes for the market including more affordable homes and KiwiBuild.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The planned pathway will link residents to local destinations and amenities including schools, green spaces, parks and the wider city cycle network. If you would like to share you ideas for the loop with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

Future development will be planned in the stages over the next five years.

What does this mean for you?

Investment in Ōwairaka means new, higher quality homes and better facilities for residents, which has been shown to improve people's day-to-day lives. New families coming into the area lend further strength to the schools and communities and bring more custom to the shops and small businesses.

When tenants are impacted by development work they are fully supported through the process by the Tenancy Liaison Team from the very early stages of planning. If you're a tenant who is affected by the development you will have been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison Team already. If the team has not spoken to you personally, you are not impacted by the current development yet. 

When development work requires tenants to relocate, plenty of notice is provided and the team works closely with each household to support them into an alternative home, taking into account community links and schooling. During the construction, we will work with community development agencies to keep Ōwairaka residents informed. 

Please keep an eye on this website as we'll be updating it as the project progresses.

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Older Housing New Zealand homes in Ōwairaka will be replaced with warm, dry, modern homes.
What is the area like?

The Ōwairaka neighbourhood is home to Ōwairaka District School (years 1-6) and Ōwairaka Kindergarten. Education Review Office reports for both the school and kindergarten are excellent.

Ōwairaka offers plenty of room to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Alan Wood Reserve, Murray Halberg Park, Underwood Park and Hendon Park are located in and around the area. Mt Albert and the Ōwairaka Domain are within walking distance as are the Valonia and Ōwairaka skate parks. 

Ōwairaka has a proud sporting history. The Marist Rugby League Club will celebrate its centenary in 2019. The nearby Ōwairaka Sea Scouts have been based in Murray Halberg Park for nearly 60 years. Ōwairaka Athletics club, which was founded in 1943, led the world in middle and long distance running under the guidance of the legendary coach Arthur Lydiard. The club has produced many champions, most notably, Murray Halberg and Peter Snell.

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Valonia Skate Park
Children’s playground
Children’s playground
Murray Halberg Park
Murray Halberg Park
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Mt Albert, Ōwairaka Domain
Why has the area been chosen?

It is important that we replace old Housing New Zealand houses with new warm, dry, healthy homes. 
Ōwairaka has been chosen for investment because the community has excellent access to local services, schools and amenity. There are a number of parks, reserves and sports grounds in the area. Ōwairaka is only eight kilometres from the central city and has easy access to the CBD via public transport, including a frequent bus service along New North Road. The Waterview connection (SH20) also passes by the area, allowing residents quick access to Auckland Airport and other main transport routes.  

More Homes. Great Neighbourhoods.

The Ōwairaka development is part of the Auckland Housing Programme, a government initiative to help Auckland develop as a vibrant city by delivering more quality homes more quickly. Read more.

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About Us

As of 1 October, Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild have come together to form Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. It brings a more cohesive, joined-up approach to supporting the Government’s priorities for housing and urban development in New Zealand, by contributing to thriving communities that provide people with good quality, affordable housing choices and offer good access to jobs, amenities and services. Kāinga Ora has two key roles: being a world-class public housing landlord and working in partnership to enable, facilitate and build urban development projects of all sizes.

We look after several projects around Auckland just like this one including Hobsonville Point, Northcote, Mt Roskill, Mangere and Oranga developments and will be working with transport agencies, education providers and the community to get the best outcomes for Ōwairaka.

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Homes on Buckley Avenue at Hobsonville Point.
Buckley neighbourhood
The Buckley neighbourhood.