Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa Limited Partnership has completed its due diligence and chosen its preferred contractor to build Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa, the new Taupō District Council headquarters.
They will take primary responsibility for constructing Te Whare Hono and preparing it for future occupation.
Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa will be a ‘blue chip’ investment that will ensure we have the resources to provide benefits to our future generations. It is also an opportunity to build a true partnership between Taupō District Council and Ngāti Tūwharetoa entities.
This is one of several milestones the partnership has reached so far.
We announced in December 2021 Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa Limited Partnership was selected by Taupō District Council to construct their new building. In May 2022 we announced that both Taupō District Council and the partnership agreed to the commercial terms that would allow the project to proceed.
Upon completion, the whare will be occupied by Taupō District Council, Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust and the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust.
What is Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa Limited Partnership?
Five Tūwharetoa entities came together to build the new Taupō District Council premises. They are Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, Tūwharetoa Limited (the commercial arm of Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust), Tupu Angitu Limited (the commercial arm of Lake Taupō Forest Trust), Te Pae o Waimihia Trust and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust.
Together, they operate as Te Whare Hono ō Tūwharetoa Limited Partnership.