Roger Walker and Earl Hope-Pearson
Te Aro Pā descendants have finally built homes on their ancestral land 140 years after the original settlement was lost. Finding a new site required a lengthy land-swap negotiation with Wellington City Council and a complicated funding process that provides for Māori-owned land trusts to use Kāinga Whenua loans to build on ancestral land.
Architect Roger Walker will be joined by client representative Earl Hope-Pearson to talk about the genesis and delivery of affordable papakāinga housing at Greta Point, which was awarded a NZIA Wellington Architecture award in 2018.
City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.
Followed by refreshments.