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Embracing a new chapter in Te Pā Tāhuna

Kyle, a new resident at Te Pā Tāhuna

Ōtautahi born and bred Kyle started looking for a property in his hometown at a time where  housing market was at its peak due to the impacts of Covid-19. He had placed offers to a few houses but found he kept missing out.  

Kyle's journey to homeownership took a positive turn when he discovered the KiwiBuild programme had an opportunity in Queenstown. His passion for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and hiking made moving to Tāhuna/Queenstown an obvious choice.

He was fortunate enough to secure the last available apartment in the Takiwai residential development within Te Pā Tāhuna, a premier development in Queenstown developed by Ngāi Tahu Property. 

A home and community found

At just 31 years old, Kyle is now the proud owner of a brand-new apartment within Te Pā Tāhuna. This exciting milestone has brought numerous benefits and joys into his life. Above all, having a place to call his own amidst the current accommodation uncertainties has brought a sense of stability and security.

The modern and well-designed apartment requires minimal maintenance, providing Kyle with more time to indulge in his outdoor pursuits, “there are so many things I love about my new home.”

"The apartment itself offers ample storage, and it is warm and dry. The maintenance required is minimal, allowing me to have more time for the things I enjoy like being outdoors." Storage, he says, was not an issue especially with a dedicated locker for outdoor equipment—an invaluable feature in a place like Queenstown.

Ideally located just a few minutes' walk from central Queenstown, Te Pā Tāhuna provides easy access to the CBD through a safe cycleway and the main bus route to Frankton.

Tāhuna top shot showing houses and apartments for sale in Queenstown

"I can easily commute on my e-bike or by bus. The bus stop is conveniently located right outside. I am very lucky that I have the flexibility to work from home and can enjoy a view of Coronet Peak from my balcony."

- Kyle 

Living at Te Pā Tāhuna has given Kyle the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and supportive community. He has quickly built connections and formed friendships.

"We are also seeing the growth of a vibrant community here, with amazing people," he says.

Looking ahead, he is keenly anticipating the development of the next stage at Te Pā Tāhuna. Though it may be a few years away, the prospect of additional amenities and a thriving community within such a convenient location is an exciting prospect.

Home ownership a journey worth pursuing

Starting on a one-bedroom apartment didn’t put Kyle off. He sees this as a great first home where he can build upon his future. He also sees high-density living, such as the Te Pā Tāhuna development, contributes positively to the community, offering proximity to amenities and reducing reliance on personal vehicles.

Having experienced the challenges of the housing market first-hand, Kyle has some advice: “Plan ahead and get your KiwiBuild applications approved before properties become available. I would also recommend finding a lawyer or solicitor early on before you put an offer on a property.”

“Seeking advice from experienced friends, family, or mortgage brokers is crucial in navigating the process successfully,” he adds.

Kyle's journey serves as an inspiration, showcasing how determination, preparation, and being open minded to the opportunities can transform the dream of homeownership into a fulfilling reality.