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New Places That Reflect Our Faces

June 23, 2017

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The 2017 Matariki Festival is upon us. The festival marks the dawning of the Māori New Year and will be running until the 2nd of July.  This week, we’re celebrating  Matariki by showcasing the ADM’s latest Māori design case studies which feature projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau. Each of these case studies explores the co-design process undertaken by  Mana […]

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Made in Tāmaki Makaurau

June 16, 2017

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The 2017 Matariki Festival is upon us.  The festival marks the dawning of the Māori New Year and will be running until the 2nd of July.  To mark this occasion we’ll be showcasing recent projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau where Mana Whenua and designers have worked together to deliver landmark developments for our city.   To kick things […]

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Embedding Māori design into the very heart of the Council

November 2, 2015

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The Auckland Design Office (ADO) is calling for applicants for an exciting new leadership role in the Region Wide Team: Kaihautū Tākina ngā tohu Ao Māori – Principal Specialist Mana Whenua Urban Design. The ADO acknowledges the integral role Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau have as the custodians of Mātauranga Māori/knowledge for Auckland. This […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 2: The Design Development

December 11, 2014

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In this episode, hear from architects Stevens and Lawson, as well as members of Ngāti Whātua, as they explain their design objectives for the development of Kāinga Tuatahi on Kupe Street in Ōrākei. Architects Nicolas Stevens and Gary Lawson elaborate on the distinctive idea of designing community. This includes allowing for more parkland, play-space, vegetable […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 1: Getting Started

December 11, 2014

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Ngāti Whātua has been based in Tāmaki for the last 300 years. Kāinga Tuatahi is a development of 30 medium-density houses designed especially for Ngāti Whātua descendants, many of whom are first-time homeowners. Rather than merely creating a collection of new houses, the project set out to develop a vibrant and dynamic community for Ngāti […]

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