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Stage 2A titles announced for November

Stage 2A titles announced for November

Preparation is underway on the Paerata Rise Stage 2A sections, and titles for Stage 2A will be made available within the next weeks. Stage... > Read more

First residents set to move in

First residents set to move in

It has only been six months since the first titles were available Paerata Rise’s Stage 1 A sections. Capital Homes have been working hard to... > Read more

What’s in a name: Te Paea Avenue

What’s in a name: Te Paea Avenue

Born between 1830-1834 in Russell, Sophia Hinerangi (also known as Te Paea) attended Wesleyan Native Institute at Three Kings in Auckland.... > Read more

Remembering Hiwi Tauroa

Remembering Hiwi Tauroa

Edward Te Rangihiwinui (Hiwi) Tauroa passed away shortly after he attended a ceremony at Paerata Rise to unveil a street named in his honour.... > Read more

Successful opening day for Paerata Rise

Successful opening day for Paerata Rise

Paerata Rise opened its doors to the public for the first time in December. An unveiling ceremony at the new Rise ‘n Shine Café on Jonah... > Read more

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... > 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... > 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... > 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.... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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.... > 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... > 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... > Read more

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