Te Ara o Puanga




Welcome to Te Ara O Puanga

This unique, environmentally responsible development comprises 41 apartments. The innovative design on a small site allows for a split-level series of interconnected volumes. Every effort has been made to create quality accommodation and it is our privilege to manage this complex and all who sail in her.


Property Managers



Sharyn Gallagher

E : sgallagher@leaderspm.co.nz

M : 0274408010






 Jerram Tuck

E : jtuck@leaderspm.co.nz
M : 0274432832







 Beni Tesoriero

E : btesoriero@leaderspm.co.nz
M : 0273701433







Ashley Edwards

E : aedwards@leaderspm.co.nz
M : 0275731960





Building Manager



Alex Theodoridis
E: atheodoridis@leaderspm.co.nz
M: 027 223 5321






There are instruction manuals for every appliance, in a folder in your apartment. Please familiarise yourself with the operation of each, before using the first time (including specific recommendations on products to be used). Misuse of any appliance or incorrect product use resulting in any remediation will incur a charge to you for attendance and repair.



You will be issued with one security key for your apartment and one security access tag per person. Please ensure that you have these with you whenever you leave your apartment.
Should you misplace your set, replacement will cost you $135 (Inc. GST)

Please note that your security access tag will also give you access to the rubbish room.



In order to maintain a high level of security in the building, we ask for your cooperation in observing sensible protocols.
Don’t allow anyone to follow you through the security entrance (unless you know them to be a fellow resident)



Please do not hang washing on balconies nor place pot plants directly on the surface of the deck. Please be aware of your neighbours at all times.


There is bicycle/mountain bike/electric bike secure storage available, for an additional $5 per week. Your building access security tag will need to be programmed accordingly. Please note that this facility is for the secure storage of BIKES ONLY. Nothing else is to be left in this room.


There are 11 carparks in the driveway (numbered 10 to 20 inclusive). These are rented separately. Please do not park there, unless you have a numbered carpark included in your contract.

There is no visitor car parking available at all, and the designated LOADING ZONE is only available for contractors who are regularly attending the buildings on site.

There are, however, MEVO cars available, in the eight dedicated MEVO parks under the apartment building, for your convenience.
Simply download the MEVO app on your smartphone and sign up. For more information go to


The electricity supply for your apartment is supplied by Contact Energy, with TENCO appointed as the electricity network service provider. All tenancies feed off this supply, but individual apartments only pay for what is used. A detailed invoice based on your actual meter reading will be emailed monthly. It is important that you complete the sign up form with Tenco, and liaise directly with them. The hyperlink to the ‘Apartment building change of tenant form’ is as follows.



Click link: Evacuation info & fire alarms


The costs associated with any false alarm that has been the result of negligence and/or carelessness of a particular apartment occupier, will be payable by that occupier.

The NZ Fire Service charges for each call out ($1,200 plus) and there are associated costs incurred by the fire alarm and security companies – please take care. This fire alarm clause will also be in your sign up documentation/tenancy agreement.



We recommend pouring water down floor wastes and running the sink taps if individual apartments are unoccupied for a period of time. The floor waste gulleys and sink traps dry out if not used, allowing unpleasant smelling air to escape.


Your apartment has fibre and ONT. You simply need to arrange a connection with your own provider.


The postal address for Te Ara o Puanga is: 

Apt X / 30 OWEN STREET (X is the apartment number) Newtown, Wellington, 6021

NZ POST will have access to the letterboxes in the entry lobby. Please clear your letterbox regularly. You have been issued with a key that belongs specifically to your letterbox.

NB: Couriers or other delivery people cannot access the building. If you are expecting a delivery, please ensure that you are home to receive it (or have it delivered to your workplace)


Please be respectful of the general surroundings, and be aware of a fellow occupier’s right to enjoy a quiet, peaceful environment. Parties or large gatherings are not permitted – Te Ara o Puanga is within close proximity of Mary Potter Hospice. Please be particularly conscious of your neighbours when using the walkway between the houses at 60 and 62 Mein Street.


Pets are not permitted at any time, nor under any circumstances.


Five bins are provided for residents use only. These are located in the rubbish room by the Mevos.

1 large bin - General rubbish
1 bin – Cardboard and paper
2 bins – Glass
1 bin – General recycling

Cartons and boxes must be clean (no food scraps please) and must be broken down and flattened before depositing in the bin.

Large items that don’t fit in the bins must be disposed of elsewhere – please do not leave on the ground or beside the rubbish bins.

No rubbish (or belongings of any description) are to be left in the foyer, in the hallways or outside apartment doors.

Once again, consideration and mindfulness for your fellow occupants of Te Ara o Puanga apartments will be expected, and appreciated.


***General Waste

Effective Monday 7th March, the 660L general rubbish skip will be removed from the covered carpark area.

Therefore as from this date, please dispose of all your general waste into the steel waste bin that is situated just past the bicycle shed.  This bin will be emptied 5 days per week.

Please ensure all larger items are collapsed as much as possible.

Please do not leave any general waste in the rubbish room.



Effective Monday 7th March, The recycling bins will be moved into the Rubbish Room.  Please ensure all larger items are collapsed as much as possible.

Please do not leave any general waste in the rubbish room.



Te Ara o Puanga is a smoke free building (including balconies).

Please show respect for the environment and fellow residents.



To all of our tenants at Te Ara o Puanga:

 As you are aware, New Zealand is currently in the “Red” Alert level of the traffic light system (Covid-19 Protection framework).

In terms of your daily routine within the Te Ara o Puanga building, we remind you of the simple and sensible protocols that apply to all shared spaces:


  • Please wear a mask any time that you are moving through the common areas of the building.
  • Observe social distancing of at least 1 meter from others, within the building.
  • Keep to a maximum of 2 people in the lift at a time (in order to comply with the above).
  • Remember to scan in.
  • Recognise cold or flu-like symptoms, call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice, get tested if directed to do so, and self-isolate for the period indicated.


As always consideration, courtesy, caution, care, and common sense will be the key to ensuring the health and safety of selves, and shared spaces.  Take responsibility for yourselves and be mindful of those around you.

We understand that these times can be challenging for all of us and appreciate everyone’s united efforts in minimising risk.


Management of individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 will be directly managed by a local public health official, and receive instructions and advice specific to their individual situation.


An individual who becomes Covid-19 positive has a a right to privacy, as Ministry of Health guidelines for self-isolation are followed. Please notify your Property Manager in confidence. No details will be shared – we are here to help, and act as a conduit if necessary.