Piritahi specialises in land development. We get government-owned land ready to build new homes on. We also design and construct new or upgraded infrastructure, parks and public spaces.
Piritahi enables more homes – both state and private – to be built faster for New Zealanders.
Piritahi prepares land for development and delivers new and upgraded infrastructure and amenity on behalf of Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities. We're working within Kāinga Ora’s large-scale urban development areas where state-owned land is being better utilised for new warm, dry, healthy homes. We also design and construct new or upgraded infrastructure, parks and public spaces.
Our responsibilities include detailed civil design and construction; the removal of old state houses no longer fit for purpose; land remediation; arranging consents related to earthworks and infrastructure; construction of roads, parks and utilities, and looking after the communities we’re working in as we go.
Land is a big component of the cost of housing. Piritahi was formed to bring together industry experts to focus on streamlining land development. We're combining our skills and experience to free up constraints around building and help make housing more affordable.
We also care about delivering high quality infrastructure and public amenity that raises residents' standard of living, helping to create neighbourhoods in which communities can thrive.
Piritahi is an alliance of companies formed to speed up the supply of build-ready land. We're working on the large-scale developments in Auckland overseen by Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities.
Kāinga Ora's urban development team masterplans the developments Piritahi is helping to deliver, and is both a member of the alliance and its sole client.
This year Māori Language Week is even more special with the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition.
Malo e lelei. This week we celebrate our Tongan team members who make up a significant portion of our workforce.
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Armed with a good ear for listening and a passion for her community, Mary Iva Tito is a perfect fit for her role as CLA.
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"I’m excited about Stage 2, and getting to start from scratch with a new neighbourhood."
“I just want to say thank you - I really enjoyed this experience, I would consider a job in this workspace.”
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Piritahi Alliance’s House Removal Programme has won two prestigious awards!
Check out our video showing how close we are to completing Stage One work in Aorere!
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“Pre-construction sets us up to fail or succeed. We want to give ourselves the best opportunity to succeed.”
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Something that really stands out to me at Piritahi is seeing individuals who truly are passionate about creating change.
“You’ll hear me coming before you see me!”
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"Leading a culture of continuous improvement across the Alliance really excites me."
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"It’s well known that getting the pre-construction phase right is one of the biggest determinates of programme success."
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Vincent Li has been with Piritahi since it was founded in 2019 and is our esteemed Quality Manager.
We hit an exciting milestone recently as our first intake of 17 participants graduated from our Piritahi Grow programme.
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Sam tells us about her role at Piritahi and what she likes most about working in an alliance.
Piritahi is tunnel boring in Northcote to prepare for the final section of neighbourhood stormwater improvements.
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New training simulators are helping Piritahi train new recruits faster and more safely.
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Piritahi is an alliance of civil engineering and construction companies, working on Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities’
We caught up with Daisy Wang to learn about her role as a Quality Adviser at Piritahi.
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Current and upcoming civil construction for the Northcote Development.
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