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The new state homes on Gambia Place have “lots of room for a family to start a new life”

31 May 2023

The Oranga Development is one of Kāinga Ora's large-scale projects currently underway as part of our Urban Development programme. 

The hidden-gem Oranga neighbourhood is full of charming tree-lined streets and is within close proximity to the city and other employment hubs. There are loads of public transport options available, making it even easier to reach your destination. 

Another reason we chose Oranga for development is that the state housing is ageing and in need of renewal. We’re committed to providing whānau with new homes that are warm, dry and designed for today.

1,200 new homes are coming to Oranga over the next five years as part of the Oranga Development. They’ll be a mix of high quality state, market, and more affordable homes. 

Among the new homes coming to the neighbourhood, are the recently built state homes on Gambia Place, and we’re proud of the way they’ve turned out.

A Community Viewing Day was held on Saturday, 29 April so the community could see the homes before new whānau moved in.

Three units on the ground floor were open for viewing, and a beautiful staged 2-bedroom unit was on display. Local residents had the opportunity to see first-hand what makes these new homes more comfortable for families to live in.

They also enjoyed free coffee, popcorn and a sausage sizzle.

Those who came had great feedback about the homes, with people noting how spacious, warm and light they are. 

One person said the “garden area is huge. Way better than traditional old houses. Great space, lots of room for a family to start a new life here. Love it!”

If you missed the event, watch the video below and take a closer look at the homes on Gambia Place.