Stoke Stage 1 Development

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Stoke Stage 1

April 2022

In the next 12 months, Habitat Nelson will build 14 homes on a large section at 623 Main Road in Stoke – 12 townhouses will be home ownerships and 2 social rentals. There will be 2 one-, 6 two- and 6 three-bedroom homes which will provide decent and affordable housing for low to moderate income families through Habitat’s rent-to-buy scheme – the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) Programme.

A townhouse community is being developed with the benefits of shared spaces and support in a central location surrounded by a good range of family facilities (playground, barbecue area, a shared workshop and garden with bike and car parking).

Virtual Tour of Main Road Stoke

Habitat Nelson has received over $3m share of a $13.8 million interest-free government loan to Habitat for Humanity New Zealand. This 15-year loan from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) will enable 12 families to benefit from the home-ownership model. We received building consent in mid-January 2022 and we are now well under way with groundworks, e.g. drainage, pipelines, running services and concrete slabs.

The deadline for applications for home ownership was 28th January 2022 – we received 88 applications. Our Family Selection Team reviewed all applications and selected 12 successful households, with combined 22 children, in July 2022. You can read more about them in the article here.


November 2022

Drone footage of Main Road Stoke in November 2022

March 2023

We are aiming to be finished by the end of May 2023 and we just entered the last stage of the development process with finishing patios, pergolas and putting walls on our last block.


June 2023

We dedicated these homes to our families mid-June. All families go their keys, moved in next day and started rent-to-buy journey with us.

Tita and her family- partner family in Stoke_standing with her children in front of her old home.
Habitat Nelson _ Stoke development dedication
Habitat Nelson_ Stoke development Common playground and BBQ
Moreover, we named the private lane that leads to our Stoke rent-to-buy homes “Shields Way”. A fitting name after our founder Julian Shields to permanently remind us of his vision. A vision where all Nelsonians have a decent place to live. We invited Mrs. Elaine Shields to unveil the sign.

Watch the video below to find out more bout this project. Nick Clarke (GM) and Jo Reilly (Head of Property and Projects) will walk you through the project, explain PHO programme (progressive home ownership), and even show you one of the homes.

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Contact Details

166 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, Nelson
Ph. 03 547 4626
E. [email protected]


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