Classic Group has established strong relationships with a number of Iwi groups across the country (including Ngai Tahu, Owhatiura South Five, Parewaitai, Ngāi Tamarawaho) collaborating to deliver projects that achieve a variety of cultural objectives. These include exploring ways to maintain cul-tural connection, retain whenua, and create employment and homes for whanau.
The role of Mana Whenua and Maori in urban development is multidimensional. We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation of society in Aotearoa and that the principles should apply to our development practices and be woven through the communities that we create. We approach this with a sense of willingness, and recognition that the development community, (including ourselves) can always improve in this regard.
In partnership with Owhatiura South 5 we are developing, building and operating Lynmore Rise retirement village in Rotorua on Multiply owned Maori Freehold Land. Our agreement is arranged so that Classic Group builds and establishes the village, and operates the facility for the first five years. For the following ten years there is a transition period whereby we operate the village together, over time building the capacity of Owhatiura on the operational running and management of the village.