Paerata Rise News

Reminder: Community fun day for Paerata Rise opening

Reminder: Community fun day for Paerata Rise opening

The Paerata Rise show homes are set to open to the public on December 1. Beginning with an unveiling ceremony at the new Rise ‘n Shine Café (pictured) on Jonah Lomu Drive, Paerata Rise, members of the public are invited to take part in the festivities from 11am, and officially access Paerata Rise for the very first time. Guests can enjoy free face painting, a bouncy castle and... > Read more

Paerata Rise – a lot can happen in a month

Paerata Rise – a lot can happen in a month

A lot has happened over the past few months on site! With just under a month to go until Paerata Rise’s grand public opening, all of the houses now have roofs on them, the café is taking shape fast and the showhomes are nearing completion. On Saturday 1st of December, Jonah Lomu Drive... > Read more

Paerata Rise’s preferred real estate partner announced

Paerata Rise’s preferred real estate partner announced

Barfoot & Thompson is New Zealand’s largest privately owned, non-franchised real estate company. An event was held early in September at Portabello Restaurant in Pukekohe to celebrate the announcement that Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe, is Paerata Rise’s preferred real estate... > Read more

Paerata Rise’s highly anticipated container café has been named

Paerata Rise’s highly anticipated container café has been named

Rise ‘n Shine Café will be open for business on Jonah Lomu Drive from 11am on 1 December 2018, the same day as the public grand opening.   The café is made from shipping containers which started their life as part of the Christchurch Container City rebuild project. They have... > Read more

Conservation area set for kick off

Conservation area set for kick off

Grafton Downs will be creating a conservation area on the Whangapouri stream. Native planting and stream clean-up will begin in Phase 2 of the Paerata Rise project which is due to commence with earth works in 2019. The conservation site is set next to Linear Park and cycleway and will be home... > Read more

Paerata School shifting to new Paerata Rise site

Paerata School shifting to new Paerata Rise site

Grafton Downs is excited to announce plans for a new school have been confirmed at Paerata Rise.  Paerata School, with a roll count of 140, will be moving to the new site in 2021. The school roll will increase to up to 750 students from year 1-8. With up to 4500 new houses in the area,... > Read more

Paerata Rise proud sponsors of the Northern Stars

Paerata Rise proud sponsors of the Northern Stars

Grafton Downs is proud to announce a new partnership with the Northern Stars netball team and Paerata Rise. They will be supporting the Northern Stars in their bid for the 2018 ANZ Premiership. The netball team, based in Franklin, train in nearby Papakura and play home games at Pulman Park in... > Read more

Paerata Primary students care for their environment

Paerata Primary students care for their environment

Having heard from students at Paerata Primary that there were concerns about what might become of the Whangapouri Stream, Chris Johnston, Grafton Downs Executive Director, paid the school a visit. The stream, which flows near the primary school, is special to students and a neighbourhood... > Read more

Paerata Rise - the past three months

Paerata Rise - the past three months

Grafton Downs have released a one-minute time-lapse video sharing the past three months of progress on the show homes and development of Paerata Rise. The video was posted to the Paerata Rise Facebook page last month, announcing that titles are now available for properties in phase one. ... > Read more

Save the date

Save the date

The Paerata Rise showhomes are set to open to the public on December 1st and we’ll be celebrating! Stay tuned for more information. > Read more

Jonah Lomu Drive officially blessed

Jonah Lomu Drive officially blessed

Grafton Downs is proud to announce Jonah Lomu Drive was officially named and blessed by kaumatua, members of Tainui and Reverend Ali'itasi Salesa in a ceremony last month. Welcomed by... > Read more

“An exciting time of change and growth” for Wesley College

“An exciting time of change and growth” for Wesley College

Brian Evans, who took up the role of school principal at Wesley College at the beginning of this year, took a moment out of his busy schedule to speak about Paerata Rise. “Since 2015,... > Read more

A look inside the container cafe

A look inside the container cafe

A sketch by Evolve Design has revealed a concept for the interior of the yet to be named container cafe. The container concept at Paerata Rise will be made from shipping containers which... > Read more

Build Partners at the Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo

Build Partners at the Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo

Held annually, the Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo offered plenty of inspiration to those who were wishing to build, renovate, landscape or decorate their homes. The build partners of Paerata... > Read more

Now selling interactive map launches

Now selling interactive map launches

The Paerata Rise website now offers an interactive map experience which allows potential buyers to explore pre-built, design and build and house and land options. Stage One of Paerata Rise and... > Read more

Stage One works update

Stage One works update

Grafton Downs can now announce total earthworks investment for Stage One of the development at Paerata Rise has reached $30 million, including Watercare and sewerage costs of $12m, as well as earth... > Read more

Landscape architect speaks to Idealog about Paerata Rise

Landscape architect speaks to Idealog about Paerata Rise

James A Lord, the award-winning landscape architect behind Paerata Rise, was recently featured in Idealog magazine for his work on the development. Lord spoke of the importance of keeping people... > Read more

Container concept well underway

Container concept well underway

The container concept at Paerata Rise will be made from shipping containers which started their life as part of the Christchurch Container City rebuild project.  The soon to be named... > Read more

Get to know our build partners

Get to know our build partners

Signature Homes Signature Homes have been creating exceptional homes for satisfied clients for many years and offer industry-leading guarantees. Directors Murray & Debbie Garland both... > Read more

Grand designs south of Auckland

Grand designs south of Auckland

The development of a new community on former Wesley College land near Pukekohe moved a step closer in September with the announcement of 11 build partners. In addition, the developers, Grafton... > Read more

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