Rangitāne o Wairau iwi members gathered at dawn this morning to bless the iwi’s new development on the Horton Street property acquired as part of its Treaty Settlement with the Crown. The dawn blessing included karakia and waiata, while iwi members shared their aspirations for the site.
The development, undertaken by Rangitāne Investments Ltd (the commercial arm of the iwi) is the first stage of a wider plan to develop a series of light industrial premises on the site. Rangitāne Investments have constructed a purpose built facility for lease by Marine & Outdoors who are centralising their Koromiko and Blenheim operations on one site.
Tā Mark Solomon, Chairperson of Rangitāne Investments Ltd, said “The Horton Street development is an important part of our strategy to build a long term, sustainable presence for Rangitāne within Marlborough’s growing economy. Developments like this allow our investment company to support the iwi Trust to provide a wide range of whānau services, to strengthen the culture, identity and mana of Rangitāne”.
Corey Hebberd, Commercial Property Manager of Rangitāne Investments Ltd, says “this development represents the first stage of Rangitāne actively investing in our Horton Street property – the Marine & Outdoors development serves as a catalyst to the next stages of developing this site, for the long term benefit of Rangitāne”.
About the site
The development comprises of:
Office Space, 177m2
Showroom Space, 311m2
Workshop Space, 200m2
Yard Space, 2518m2