City Gallery

Past event

NZIA City Talks: Te Aro Pā Greta Point: Returning Iwi Homes: A New Hope

10 June 2019

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.