Kauri Architects




Kauri Architects is a practice which Tere Insley has set up after working as an architect for more than twenty years in some of the country’s largest architectural practices.


Over the past twenty five years as a registered architect Tere has worked on a wide range of projects and has participated at all stages of the design and construction process. Buildings range from educational to commercial, civic, medical and cultural buildings.  


Kauri Architects is efficiently assisted by architectural technicians, engineers and other building professionals to deliver architectural and building projects.


Kauri Architects uses the New Zealand Institute of Architects GAP system which is a streamlined quality management system to guide and check architectural design from master planning through to the end of Defects


2012 – 2018   Kauri Architects

2009 – 2012   Tikanga Maori Architect Warren + Mahoney

2007      Associate Warren + Mahoney

2002 – 2011     Senior Architect Warren + Mahoney, Auckland

1997      Architect Dodd Paterson Bukowski Rehm

1990      Established Kauri Architects    

1986      Ministry of Works & Development, Rotorua Residency

1884      Registered Architect

1980      Architectural Graduate, Ministry of Works & Development, Wellington District

1980      Graduated School of Architecture, University of Auckland


Te Tini o Porou Stage 01 alterations, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

Stage 01 alterations to former DB Hotel, Kaiti. Conversion of two public bars and the Liquor Wholesale into Whanau Ora offices and Youth Services. The Liquor Wholesale became a Gym. Design, documentation, contractor procurement, construction

Hauhunga Marae: Whare nui, Whare kai and Administration for Ngati Rarua

C Company Memorial House, Gisborne Museum

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou offices, Ruatoria alterations

Raparapa Ririki Outdoor pursuits / tourism for Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

1920’s, 320m2 homestead at the base of Mt Hikurangi restored for outdoor education and tourist accommodation.

2002 – 2012 Associate, Tikanga Maori Architect Warren + Mahoney

MIT and Transport Interchange, Manukau

National Library Wellington alterations by Warren + Mahoney.

Southern Cross Medical Centre Warren + Mahoney

2010 Associate, Tikanga Maori Architect Warren + Mahoney

Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha. Ngarua. Warren + Mahoney

Novotel Hotel, Auckland International Airport. Warren + Mahoney

Auckland Mail Centre, Highbrook. Warren + Mahoney

Whare Taonga, Turangawaewae Warren + Mahoney

Museum design concept to commemorate the life of the late Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu proposed for Turangawaewae marae, Ngaruawahia.

Upper Harbour Primary School, Auckland Stages 01 and 02 Warren + Mahoney

Projects prior to 2009 Registered Architect Ministry of Works and Development

Design, documentation, contract observation.

Selected projects: Historic Places Trust Restoration reports for the following wharenui:

Te Kororia, Whakaara Tamaiti marae, Putaruru

Matua-a-iwi, Tokikapu marae, Waitomo

Te Kapua Whakapipi, Te Rangi-ita marae, Turangi

Te Poroporo, Whakatane

Te Ngawari, Oputao marae, Ruataahuna

Rangihouhiri, Whakatane

Taiwhakaea, Whakatane 

Whakatane Courthouse

Project management construction. Manage delivery of Maori carving and installation.

Kawerau Fire Station extensions

Documentation and Project Management construction

Rotorua Fire Station

Project management construction. Engagement of carver and manage installationawerau

Kauri Architects

Hinehou Kohanga Reo, Western Springs

Design, documentation and construction.

University of Auckland, Kohanga Reo

Design and documentation

Kauri Architects

Committed to design and construction which achieves your vision for whanau and the iwi