Hobsonville Point’s Village Precinct has been renamed Te Uru and will be developed by Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara with assistance from the Hobsonville Land Company (HLC).

The name Te Uru derives from Hauauru, meaning the west wind, and the nine hectare precinct will house over 400 dwellings. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara, HLC and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was signed at Hobsonville Point late last month, with Prime Minister John Key and Minister of Housing Nick Smith in attendance. The MOU enables Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara to draw on HLC’s expertise to assist in the development of Te Uru and to identify potential development sites and opportunities beyond Hobsonville Point. 

HLC Chief Executive, Chris Aiken, says the agreement is “an exciting extension” to the existing relationship. 

“This is one practical way we can share our expertise and knowledge gained in delivering medium density housing,” says Chris. “We look forward to broadening and strengthening this partnership to assist Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara not only with its development plans at Hobsonville Point but across a number of potential sites.”