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Information evening: Waingakau Village Project, Flaxmere

  • Te Aranga Marae 18 Boston Crescent Hastings, Hawke's Bay, 4120 New Zealand (map)

Kia ora Hastings community,

Have you heard about the proposed new quality affordable cohousing development for Flaxmere? If you would like to know more about Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga's plans to create an inspirational cohousing community, come along to the information evening this coming Monday the 6th of November at 6:00pm Te Aranga Marae in Flaxmere. All welcome. 


The proposed village will feature:

  • a mix of housing from 1 to 4 bedrooms to create an inter-generational village
  • a community co-operative corner shop
  • pop up cafe
  • small business incubator with co-working space
  • health and well-being centre
  • 40 percent of the development will be shared community green space
  • a food forest
  • a community gardens

If you would like to read more about the development, visit or download the project brief at

What is cohousing?

Cohousing is an intentional community of clustered housing with common shared neighbourhood facilities. Each household has an independent, private home and backyard in addition to shared community space. Cohousing grows a strong sense of community, combats loneliness, builds natural support systems and mimics intergenerational family living. Every stage of development is focused on developing community relationships and strength. Residents are involved from the beginning of the builds and have strong input into what the shared facilities will be and how they will be used. Cohousing counters the isolation many experience today, regenerating practices of neighbourly support found in communities historically.