Our new building for ACC will feature a stunning graphic illustration on its exterior glass panels.
It’s the work of Renata Te Wiata which draws on the way the whenua was used in pre-colonial times, and on the nearby Waikato awa. Like most of Waikato, Kirikiriroa is known for its highly fertile soils and was an area of vast cultivations pre-colonisation. The ACC building sits on former maara kai (vegetable gardens) which fed and provided sustenance for mana whenua and, later, newly arrived settlers.
The name of this hotel, Te Arikinui, has been gifted by Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII.
Te Arikinui is a Maaori title meaning Supreme Paramount Chief. It was the chiefly title carried by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, who was the sixth monarch to reign as Head of the Kiingitanga (King Movement) in Aotearoa New Zealand. ‘Te Arikinui’ was chosen by Kiingi Tuheitia to reflect the status and 5-star premium experience that this hotel offers.
At 490 hectares Ruakura Superhub is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest multi-use developments, equivalent to the size of Auckland’s CBD.
Located at the nexus of the golden triangle between Auckland and Tauranga, the Superhub is anchored by an inland port and will include logistics, industrial, commercial, retail, green space, and homes for approximately 4,500 families