Around 50 people braved the cold and dark to attend the Maori blessing at the Marina Terrace apartment site on Lakeside Road this morning at 7.30am.
Victor Manawatu and Cyril Gilroy performed the blessing on behalf of the local Iwi at the request of Matt Tuck, the managing partner of Multiplied Investment Partners, a consultant partner overseeing the development of the Marina Terrace Apartments.
The Wanaka Primary School Kapa Haka group performed during the ceremony.
The Wanaka Sun understands the site will be cleared in preparation for the start of construction of the apartments within the next six weeks.
Artist impressions of Marina Terrace Apartments. Image: marinaterrace.co.nz
Artist impressions of Marina Terrace Apartments (interior). Image: marinaterrace.co.nz
Cover Image: Site of the Marina Terrace Apartments (in foreground). Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun
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