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The stream that flows through Mangere is the inspiration behind the new name of the Development project formally known as Mangere West. It was gifted to us by local Iwi, Te Akitai Waiohua.

Te Ararata is a diverse community. Walking through this neighbourhood, you’re as likely to get a friendly “kia ora” or “talofa” as you are to hear “hello”. Neighbours tend to know and support one another and locals are united around music, sports, arts, kai and culture. 

Te Ararata is home to a number of schools, including Mountain View School, Westmount School, and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mangere, as well as pre-schools, Mangere West Kindergarten and Airport Oaks Montessori. Moana-Nui-a Kiwa Leisure Centre, Mangere Arts Centre and the library are located nearby in the town centre, along with Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s Mangere campus.

You’ll also find plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors in, and near, Te Ararata, including Te Pane-o-Mataoho (Māngere Mountain), Watercare’s Coastal Walkway along the Mangere Ihumatao foreshore, and Ambury Regional Park’s hiking trails.


The Mangere Development will increase the number of homes available to buy or rent in Te Ararata We’ll be using the land more efficiently so that we replace the number of  Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities homes, as well as providing new homes for the Auckland housing market. 

About a third of the new homes will be new social homes. The balance will be a 50/50 mix of more affordable homes, long-term rentals, as well as homes that will be sold on the general market. There will be a mixture of standalone homes, terrace homes and apartments. The new homes will be warm, dry and healthy, with double glazing, insulation and modern materials and fittings inside and out.

At the same time, we’re upgrading infrastructure and amenities so that public places and essential services are brought up to date and made safer and more durable. The investment in Te Ararata area will enable locals to remain in Mangere, bring new people and jobs to the area and improve the amenities in the neighbourhood. More families and students will also help the local schools grow and provide greater support for local businesses. 


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