New Master-planned Community at the Heart of the Bay

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Flowerday Homes have announced titles will be out and construction starting this month for the first 45 house and land packages of the new master-planned Te Mania lifestyle development in Te Puke.

The development is the product of careful planning and collaboration between Flowerday Homes, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, and the award-winning Isthmus Group, to create a community that meets the region’s housing needs, while creating a fully integrated community that connects people, place and culture.

Te Mania, situated at the South end of Dunlop Road, Te Puke, is ideal for families and individuals looking to enjoy the country feel of the ‘Kiwifruit Capital of the World’, while also enjoying convenient access to the beaches and thriving food, drink and commercial centres of nearby Papāmoa and Mount Maunganui.

“Te Mania will be a modern retreat in the heart of Te Puke, serving the thriving Kiwifruit industry and families moving to the area, as well as the growing needs of Tauranga and the surrounding area. It’s a really good option to get into a high-quality new build home in a carefully designed and planned community, without the excessive price tag,” says Rik Flowerday, Managing Director at Flowerday Homes.

Respecting the old and protecting the future

The site, which was previously used as agricultural land for kiwifruit, is characterised by its rural beauty, lush surrounds and views of the Te Puke Hills. The name Te Mania was given to the development after a consultation period with local iwi, and reflects the name of an ancient papakainga up the road.

According to Rik, the goal is to “enable a thriving and socially connected community within what is already a thriving and growing area.”

The developers and designers prioritised the sustainable use of the land within Te Mania throughout each phase of the planning process, and the development will offer a diverse mix of homes, whilst balancing the need for generous open and ecological spaces throughout the community and seeking innovative ways to deal with stormwater on the site.

“Sustainability is very important to us,” says Rik. “Wherever possible we seek ways to be sustainable and to minimise waste. In fact, we have set a ‘working towards zero waste’ goal for the project, with dedicating recycling areas for products such as timber, plastic, gib and metal.”

From green spaces to little luxuries

The Te Mania site is located 1.8km West of the Te Puke Town Centre, within close proximity to local schools, reserves, businesses and community facilities.

Once complete, the around 400-section development will include a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom terraces, duplexes and stand-alone homes to suit different lifestyle and budget requirements. All homes come with a Master Builders 10 Year Guarantee, supplier warranties, and a 12-month maintenance period, while also featuring the Flowerday Homes quality touch, including landscaped gardens, fencing, Bosch kitchen appliances, engineered stone kitchen benches and blinds.

The development will include a children’s playground, walkways around planted green spaces and a recreational reserve. To complete the community lifestyle experience, a dedicated commercial precinct is in the planning stages – plans include a café, childcare centre, convenience store and several retail stores.

“We worked closely with Isthmus and the Western Bay of Plenty Council for around two years to ensure Te Mania offers residents much more than quality housing; we wanted to master plan the subdivision to create a sense of community, with connections to the town, amenities and schools,” says Rik. “This is really exciting for Te Puke because there aren’t many large developments that are ready to go, or affordable, especially for younger families.

“Te Mania is addressing the area’s housing shortage with unique medium-density options, while still offering something special and making the most of the beautiful surroundings.”

For up-to-date information about Te Mania’s latest release of 10 house and land packages, contact Dee from Flowerday Homes at 027 249 5372 or visit the website at

The Flowerday Homes team will be hosting an open day on site at Te Mania on Sunday, 6 November from 10am-3pm, so drop by to learn and experience more about this exciting new community!

About Flowerday Homes

Flowerday Homes started in 2014 when the company was initially ZB Homes BOP and was in partnership with Zane Beckett. In 2020, Rik and Fiona bought Zane out and are now transitioning the brand to Flowerday Homes.

Flowerday Homes have successfully delivered a number of light commercial and townhouse projects, build up to around 100 homes throughout the BOP per year, have won multiple Master Builders House of the Year Awards and in 2017 won the Deloitte Fast50 award, being named the fastest growing company in New Zealand.


Flowerday Homes

17 Totara Street

Mount Maunganui

Phone 07-543-4221

For all Te Mania sales enquiries, contact Dee at 027 249 5372


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