Client Name: Ministry of Education
Project Value: $8.6M
Location: Kaitaia
Completion Date: March 2013

Design and build of a Kura Kaupapa Maori school in Kaitaia catering for 180 students in years 1-13. The kura has 4 main teaching spaces each with 2 break-out spaces plus shared wet area break-outs grouped around a central courtyard. The courtyard also serves as the formal entry across the atea which leads to the front of the Wharenui (hall).

Connected teaching spaces include spaces for library facilities and teaching of science and technology. The kura also includes a commercial kitchen, gymnasium, a whare-kai as well as administration and staff areas.

The Kura was built to a five-star built rating against the Green Star NZ Education Building Rating Tool.


NZIOB Awards – 2013

Highly Commended – Projects $5m – $10m, Scott Wilsher, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro, Kaitaia

Highly Commended – Sustainability Award, Scott Wilsher – NZ Strong, Peter Davidson – Brewer Davidson & Joanna Woods – eCubed, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro, Kaitaia


Property Council Awards – 2013

Award of Excellence – Education & Arts, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro, Kaitaia