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Bucking the trend small town Te-Kauwhata goes boom

9 April 2017

Te Kauwhata is rapidly developing into a suburb of Auckland. The Waikato town is going through a massive housing construction phase with developers establishing large residential subdivisions as a result of the Council rezoning enough land to quadruple the community’s population.

Generation Homes bought 51 sections in Te Kauwhata’s first high density subdivision, Blunt Road, in 2015, and most were sold to Aucklanders within three months.

According to Alana Savage, Regional Director of Generation Homes Hamilton and North Waikato, 70 percent of registered buyer interest in the new Waikare Estate subdivision in Te Kauwhata is from Aucklanders.

Newcomers tend to be semi-retired or prepared to commute back to the city for work, as the well-established town has little industry.

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