Tamakuku Terrace, Whakarongo

Tamakuku Terrace offers an opportunity to build a community of quality homes with views of the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges and open spaces. It's certain to be popular with those looking for an easy commute, a short drive to local amenities including supermarkets, suburban shops and it's within walking distance of the well regarded Whakarongo and Cornerstone Schools.

History of Tamakuku Terrace

Tamakuku Terrace was named in collaboration with our local Iwi, Rangitāne. Tamakuku is the chief who Whatonga (from whom Rangitāne trace their descent) met when he arrived in the Manawatū.

Unprecedented growth in Palmerston North has resulted in a shortage of new housing and increased property prices.

A new community just a short journey to the east of Palmerston North's city centre, aims to provide new housing stock with 114 residential sections. The sections vary in size to allow for a mix of housing stock and buyer demographics, and the layout has been designed to foster a sense of community around a central open space and water catchment feature within the site.

The development is named after the chief whom Whātonga (the eponymous ancestor of Rangitāne) met when he first travelled through the Manawatū. Tamakuku held mana over the entire Manawatū River from its origin to the mouth – on both sides of the river. The naming of Tamakuku subdivision is an appropriate way to honour the ancient tupuna, whose descendants married into the descendants of Tara (one of Whātonga's children).

Rangitāne has also gifted the names of the streets and reserves within Tamakuku Terrace. They are:

Te Hirawanui Drive- Te Hirawanui was a local chief who coordinated and signed the deed for sale of Te Ahu a Turanga land block (which Whakarongo is located within) and raised the children of Whakarongo after she was abducted.

Pokerekere Crescent – Pokerekere was the first husband of Whakarongo.

Tukere Crescent – Tukere was the second husband of Whakarongo.

Te Ara o Kawai – Kawai was the first wife of Koronga whenuai and from who descended the local Wirihana and Karaitiana families.

Te Ara o Waihuri – Waihuri had two wives who descended the local Te Panau family and the Matai & Moea families.

We’re excited to use the new council street naming policy, which allows us to use Maori names around our streets in the city, without having to use english suffixes like lane, crescent, street etc.

The reserve within Tamakuku Terrace will be named Koa Reserve, named after the mother of Whakarongo.

Your New Neighbourhood

Tamakuku Terrace is part of a growing area of Palmy, and located in one of the most beautiful areas of our city. You can wake up to views of the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges, the Manawatū River is right on your doorstep and just a short drive away is the world renowned Te Apiti (Manawatū Gorge) with a range of beautiful walkways and scenery to enjoy.

Just a short drive from Palmy’s city centre, and with a great school just a few hundred meters away, this spot is perfect for any age or stage you’re in.

Tamakuku is proudly brought to you by Palmy Council, so you can be assured you’re moving into a subdivision where great services and amenities are at the forefront of your new home.

The talk of the town: Tamakuku Terrace sections being snapped up


Tamakuku Terrace, the newest gem in Palmerston North's real estate landscape, is witnessing a surge in interest and sales, signalling an exciting time for homebuyers looking to invest in their dream property.

Tamakuku Terrace- sections for sale

Exciting developments taking shape in and around Tamakuku Terrace


Palmerston North's newest subdivision, Tamakuku Terrace, is buzzing with activity as construction is now in full swing and more dream homes are being built.

Financial Advisers – Vega


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Build Partner – Jennian Homes Manawatū


We’re pleased to have partnered with one of New Zealand’s most established and respected building companies, Jennian Homes Manawatū. 

Tamakuku Terrace progress update May 2021


Work begins on Palmy’s newest subdivision


Palmy’s newest subdivision has been given the green light, with resource consents being granted for the Whakarongo residential subdivision, which will be known as Tamakuku Terrace.

Development Manager - Veros Property Services

Veros Property Services are an established and experienced development manager, with over 25 years of experience across all sectors of the property market.

In addition to offering a holistic range of services across the full development lifecycle – the team at Veros have a reputation for assisting clients to shape ideas into successful projects. Veros have built their approach based on leveraging technical knowledge, local connections, and broad market experience to deliver specialised services tailored to the individual needs of their clients.

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Jack Monckton

Jack Monckton

Residential Sales

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