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Rangitāne Bless 2 Horton Street Development

Rangitāne o Wairau iwi gathered at dawn this morning to bless the new commercial development on the Horton Street property acquired as part of the Rangitāne Treaty Settlement with the Crown.

Rangitāne Investments have constructed the purpose-built facility for lease by Astrolabe Wines who are combining sales and production operations on one site.  The development is the second stage of a wider plan by Rangitāne to develop a series of light industrial premises on Horton Street.

Corey Hebberd, Kaiwhakahaere Matua (General Manager) of the Rangitāne o Wairau Group, said, “This development furthers the commercial investment for Rangitāne in the region, partnering with a strong and reputable wine business.  We have been thrilled to work alongside the Waghorn whānau and the team at Apollo, ensuring that this development was completed on time and on budget.

“Ultimately the returns of this investment flow through to the broader programme of work of delivering a range of whānau services to strengthen the culture, identity and mana of Rangitāne”.

Will Macdonald, Kaiwhakahaere Rawa me ngā Kaupapa (Property and Projects Manager) of Rangitāne Investments says, “This development serves as an exciting partnership with a local family-owned business, offering a unique boutique option to the Marlborough. Completion of this development was deliberately scheduled in time for this year’s vintage, of which up to 200 tonne of fruit will be processed on-site. This is the second significant investment in Horton Street for Rangitāne, with a self-serve automatic car wash project at 14 Horton Street currently under development. Rangitāne is committed to investing in the Marlborough economy for the long-term benefit of our people and our community.”

Libby Waghorn Levett, General Manager of Astrolabe Wines says, “It’s hugely exciting to be moving into this beautiful bespoke space, and we feel very privileged that Rangitāne have allowed us the use of their incredible site in the heart of Blenheim. After 25 years of operating our family wine company, the project allows us to take the next step by integrating our craft winemaking processes more fully with our office team and tasting room. We’re looking forward to sharing the brilliant Marlborough wine story with locals and visitors in such a great location. It’s been affirming having such positive feedback from our community about the impact projects like ours are having to bring a new energy to the Blenheim town centre.”

About the site

The development comprises of:

  • Office Space, 54m2
  • Internal Space, 446m2
  • External Space, 479m2

The 2 Horton Street property is in a highly accessible and desirable location, adjacent to the Ōpaoa River and State Highway 1, and allows Rangitāne to continue building a strong profile through a quality and modern development.  Further development land is available on land owned by Rangitāne at 14 Horton Street.

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