Opened in 2008, Wakatū House took 13 months to construct. With four floors it has Māori visual and experiential elements throughout that represent the culture and heritage of Wakatū owners.

The building houses Wakatū as well as other commercial tenants, including the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust and Aquaculture New Zealand.

At the heart of the building is an 8.5 metre poupou, carved from a 40,000 year old swamp kauri log in Northland. The poupou depicts the migration story of our ancestors.

Carved by Hēmi Tahuparae and Jason Hina.

Carved by Hēmi Tahuparae and Jason Hina.