Kiwi Village Lifestyle In Otane

A new multimillion-dollar housing development in Central Hawke’s Bay is pushing a return to traditional Kiwi village life as the answer to big-city gridlock.

With housing prices and land prices in Hastings and Napier skyrocketing, the rural village of Otane has been chosen as the site for a new 20-section lifestyle development and developer Bill Livingston said the Tiffen Park development on Dee St, might be the answer for those struggling to enter the property market.

“I guess we’re hoping the market is ready to see the value in those small village communities.

“You only have to turn on the TV in the morning to see how clogged those roads are in Auckland and Wellington and we’re hoping that the population is starting to see that these small communities have value and are an important part of the fabric of our society.”

Photo: Developers Bill Livingston and business partner Chris Skerman at Tiffen Park in Otane. Photo / Paul Taylor For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 27 October 2018