About

Who we are

Panuku Development Auckland is the Council-controlled organisation that delivers urban regeneration in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). We’re here to radically improve your quality of living.

Our city is facing rapid growth. Quality development is required to accommodate this growth, and to ensure people love and can afford to live in Auckland.

We imagine a city of strong neighbourhoods.

We work across many neighbourhoods throughout our city – from large, long-term urban regeneration plans to small projects on specific sites – to meet the needs of the city’s long-term growth, including more types of homes people can afford.

We work alongside the locals, other parts of council and businesses to regenerate our city in ways that benefit both our local communities and Auckland as a whole.

We make a profit for council, but at the same time we ensure our buildings contribute positively to their neighbourhoods.

We also manage around $3 billion of land and buildings that Auckland Council owns, which we regularly review to find smart ways to make money for our city.

Although Panuku is a new organisation, our name has a long whakapapa.

Although Panuku is a new organisation, our name has a long whakapapa.

Tame Te Rangi, a representative of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, gifted us the name Eke Panuku. Eke Panuku is derived from the whakataukī [proverb] Eke Panuku, Eke Tangaroa!, which acknowledges the unseen energies of the land and sea. In te ao Māori, Māori mihi to Tangaroa [Atua of the sea] to inspire success, excellence, and progress. We have a role in supporting mana whenua as the kaitiaki [guardians] of Tāmaki Makaurau.