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Welcome to Lakeside

Looking for a place you’ll feel right at home? With an easy-going, small town vibe and a warm and welcoming community, you’ll feel like you belong here from day one.

Lakeside has 75 hectares of dedicated reserve and wetlands as well as 6km’s of walking and cycling trails, so there’s ample room to roam with serene views of Lake Waikare to keep you in touch with nature. It is brilliantly located, just a short stroll to Te Kauwhata’s charming main street. Better roads have also brought Lakeside within easy reach of Auckland and Hamilton. There are around 1,650 homes coming here over the next eight years, in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find a place to suit your lifestyle and your budget. Make Lakeside your new hometown.

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About Lakeside

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Affordable homes

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22 May 2024
Future Squad: Building tomorrow’s tradespeople
Te Kauwhata College students are placing the building blocks for their futures as they explore how a…
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Lakeside Newsletter Autumn 2024
Lakeside Newsletter Autumn 2024
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Walks, water views and a warm community
The pandemic spurred Ivy and Ton to swap city life for small town bliss at Lakeside in 2020. They ar…
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Thinking about buying your first home in Lakeside but not sure where to start?

Kāinga Ora offers several products that can help you towards home ownership. Here’s a helping hand at every step of the way.

Find out how you can start your home buying journey by clicking on the phases below.
  • Phase 01 Starting out

    Starting out

    Plan your long-term goals and begin thinking of ways you can start budgeting and saving.

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  • Phase 02 Preparing & applying

    Preparing & applying

    Learn about the options and opportunities for getting your deposit together, find out how much you may be able to borrow and understand the different steps to having your home loan approved.

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  • Phase 03 Searching


    Discover everything you need to know about house hunting and get tools for finding the home that’s right for you.

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  • Phase 04 Buying


    Navigate the process of buying your first home, learn about different offers and sales methods and work towards the long-awaited move-in day.

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  • Phase 05 Settling


    Find out about finalising your home loan structure, arranging home insurance and tasks to complete before you take ownership of your new home.

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