Te Aro Pā Trust papakāinga housing
Te Aro Pā is Wellington’s first city papakāinga. Papakāinga translates as ‘nurturing place to return to’ and reflects a type of housing development that is located on multiply-owned Māori or ancestral land. Te Aro Pā is owned by a private trust which represents the collective owners of the land.
They have developed a contemporary kāinga (village) made up of ten three-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units for young families, kaumātua and professionals who have a connection to the original Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki Iwi people of Te Aro Pā.
Dwell is managing the homes on behalf of the Te Aro Pā Whenua Trust. You can find out more about the Te Aro Pa story on the Te Tumu Paeroa website.