Welcome to Winter edition of Mai Tāmaki
If you’re from Tāmaki, chances are you already know it’s an awesome place to live.
Sure, there are some challenges, but the opportunities developing for everyone in Tāmaki are really exciting.
Local events like the Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail held recently in Glen Innes are the perfect reason for whānau to meet up and even get to know their neighbours.
I really enjoyed taking my family along and checking out the fantastic light installations, attended by thousands of people throughout the week.
The Tāmaki community has grown in recent years with more than 500 new homes completed as part of the redevelopment programme so far. It’s given over 150 Tāmaki whānau the chance to leave the older state properties that we’re gradually replacing and move into brand-new, warm, dry homes, all while staying local. And for those families looking to buy their own home, there’s also opportunity. Tāmaki Regeneration’s shared home ownership pilot – where we take a share in the property, which families pay off over time – is underway. It’s also exciting some of the 220 local people who have found jobs in the last year through the Tāmaki Jobs and Skills Hub are helping rebuild the area’s housing stock, like plumbing apprentice Max Leuila who is following in his granddad’s footsteps.
Keep an eye out for more opportunities to get involved in the regeneration programme via www.facebook.com/shapingtamakitogether