Business North December 2023

24 | Kingston Group Hakarimata Road Development T T Richard Loader Magical and spacious country living Zoned Country Living, the seven stage development encompasses 41 hectares and when complete will have a total of 58 sections. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT What could be more magical than a spacious country living residential development nestled between the aikato River and the Hakarimata Ranges, with farmland at either end? That magic is the very essence of the Hakarimata Road development being undertaken by Kingston Group. “It’s just a really unique spot,” says Kingston Group Co-Director Peter Leach. “It’s a couple of minutes out of Ngaruawahia, fifteen minutes to Hamilton’s Base shopping centre, and one hour to the Auckland airport. “But, within this development you have the views of the entire Hakarimata Range through to Taupiri mountain. There’s also convenient access to the Hakarimata walkway and all the native bush and bird life. Yes,” he agrees, “it’s very magical.” Zoned Country Living, the seven stage development encompasses 41 hectares and when complete will have a total of 58 sections, ranging from 5000sqm right up to 15,000sqm. Country living is at the very heart of the developer’s vision, ensuring that those who seek to make the country their home share the same vision, embracing country life and the nearby farming activities, with a ‘no complaints’ covenant enshrined in the land covenant. “People are coming to enjoy the ranges, the river and the farming lifestyle, and it is important they know there are farms surrounding the development. We’ve also kept the covenants fairly permissive. “There are restrictions on things like keeping pigs, roosters, and donkeys but by and large we encourage the country lifestyle and all that it entails. We’re all for people having an approved shed on their property that is in keeping with the country lifestyle.” Peter says that because the development is bordered by the Waikato River, extensive hydrological testing was required. “There are also three water courses running through the development. So a key design feature was ensuring the sections were correctly laid out with that in mind.” Complementing the country living ethos, is support for intergenerational living and housing options, where a granny flat or standalone home could be included along with the main house. Another key feature is the inclusion of concrete footpaths throughout the development, something that isn’t common in a rural subdivision but adds a great aspect to the project. Work on Stage 1 commenced October 2021 with titles for all nine sections issued in May 2022. To date, eight of the nine sections have been sold, with five homes finished, and two awaiting consent. Physical work for Stages 2 and 3 commenced in August 2022. “We will need to sell down a few sections in stages 2 and 3 before boxing on too far with the next stage. But we anticipate physical works on stage 4 taking place sometime next year.” The thing that Peter and his team are most proud of was the strong working relationship that was forged with Taupiri Marae. “We’ve been working with the local hapu and iwi groups since the due diligence phase PROUDLY SUPPORTING KINGSTON GROUP 027 827 1027 | land restoration and improvement 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Proudly Supporting Kingston Group Erosion & Sediment Control. Your Civil Landscaping Specialists. 0800 144 727 Specialising in commercial and residential building platforms and excavations, drainage, driveways, demolition, site clears, tanks, pile drilling and powerboard services. Our friendly and reliable team will get any project finished to a high quality standard. Sam 021 055 7774 CONTACT