Ruakura Superhub includes residential zones with capacity to house approximately 4,500 new homes.

Tuumata Rise

Tuumata Rise is a 10ha block of whenua located on Powells Rd which will include mixed density housing with a range of freestanding homes and townhouses.

This development is named Tuumata which means to lift one’s eyes above the horizon and onto new a new future. The name also references Ngaati Wairere tupuna (ancestor) Tuumataura. 

Tramway Block

Tramway Block is located south of Powells Road Block and includes the potential for thousands of new homes to be built.


Taapapa is a 3ha block located at the south-east end of the Superhub opposite the University of Waikato.

Taapapa is a perch for native birds that is generally found in a forest region. As forests were a signature feature of Ruakura pre colonisation. Taapapa is also a flat piece of land that was required for a development, whether it was for homes, gardens, and areas that sustained life.