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Te Hau Āwhiowhio and its partners, Whangarei District Council, MSD, Manaia PHO, Te Puni Kōkiri and Housing NZ, provided an overview of the Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei programme to the re-elected Denby Ward Councillor, Tricia Cutforth.  Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei is an urban regeneration programme led by Te Hau Āwhiowhio Trust, which envisions a vibrant and successful Otangarei community with proactive, proud and prosperous whānau.

Cr. Cutforth was interested in how the Programme is providing focus to drive out Village Plan initiatives, such as extending the walkway from Puna Rere Drive past Fishbone Park and alongside Otangarei Stream to Tawa Place.  Other initiatives will look at building on the feedback from the Village Plan to enhance and improve the Top Field and the shopping street front.  Councillors are heartened that the community has taken such good care of the new wharepaku block and have a positive outlook on Otangarei as a strong community.

The Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei programme will continue to work closely with the Whangarei District Council to ensure the community’s aspirations for development are reflected in the Council’s long-term plan.

For more information about Kāinga Ora ō Otangarei click here.