South Taranaki’s Biggest Subdivision

The new master-planned residential community in the coastal Taranaki township of Hāwera, set to substantially grow the town’s housing options, is making front-page news this morning!

The new development, Longview, consists of 250 sections for purchasers to build their dream home, accommodating a range of section sizes and prices over multiple stages. Located on the north-eastern fringe of Hāwera’s existing urban boundary, Longview is bordered by Turuturu Road, Turuturu Soccer Club and the town’s railway line.

On completion, the new suburb will see the creation of five streets – with the main avenue running through the middle of the development – with cycle and pedestrian links to the town centre, Mason Road, and Wybourne Road. Sections within stage one of the Longview residential development have been released on the market for sale – with sites ranging in size from 505-square metres up to 844-square metres, and purchase prices accordingly varying from an entry-level of $169,000 up to $244,000. Initial interest has been very high with a number of contracts already out for signing.


The Longview land with its views of Mt Taranaki on the horizon is owned by Hāwera company Panda Developments, whose directors are long-time Hāwera locals Paul and Brenda Schrader, and their sons Joel and Callum. Sections within stage one of Longview are being marketed for sale through Bayleys Hāwera. Salesperson Greg Brunton said the subdivision was the first master-planned residential development of its type and scale to be undertaken in Taranaki.

“There is a need for affordable, quality-built new homes across South Taranaki – and residents of Longview will not only enjoy the benefit of being situated immediately adjacent to the town’s urban green space but will also be within comfortable walking distance of the town’s social and civic amenities,” he said. Several sections within Longview stage one have already been purchased by nationally-branded home-construction firms keen on building show homes – underpinning the location’s value and appeal as a long-term addition to Hāwera’s urban landscape. The first stage of the development consists of 42 sections.

To help execute the new neighbourhood, Panda Developments Ltd engaged our highly-experienced Development Management Team.

Veros Development Manager, Scott Bicknell says, “We believe strongly in the development and the neighbourhood we are creating; we are proud to be supporting growth in this community. We have put together an experienced and skilled project team that can deliver an excellent, master-planned community.”

“Located between New Plymouth and Whanganui and only 20 minutes from Mount Taranaki. Longview is the perfect spot to build a new home, bring up the kids, live and work from home remotely or retire in. This will be a special neighbourhood surrounded by green open spaces, where you can roll out of bed go fishing or cycling, play a game of golf and enjoy other local amenities right on your doorstep,” says Bicknell

All parties involved with Longview – Panda Developments, Veros, and Bayleys Hāwera – are confident that a substantial number of sections will sell in a relatively short timeframe, simply because there is nothing else like this in the market offering so much choice and flexibility.

The Taranaki Daily News published today shares the excitement of South Taranaki Mayor, Phil Nixon – who says the subdivision couldn’t come at a better time, and that he had never known such a big subdivision being developed in South Taranaki. “It’s positive for Hāwera and the district as a whole,” Nixon said. Subdivisions don’t only bring new families to town, they “free up” other homes in the district, he said. “We need affordable housing.”

Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga will be an extremely valuable asset for the community of Hāwera, just one of many upgrades planned for the city centre. Learn more about building your new home in Hāwera and making Longview your place learn more about sections available or house and land packages available.