What’s in a name?
Kainga, Village, Town? Market Town?
Kainga is a word that describes a pre-colonial Māori development pattern. In English the similar pre-industrial development pattern was called a town or village, terms still used. Perhaps the most accurate is the historic concept of the market town of old Europe, where the Crown would grant a charter that establishes a local economy. Today, that permission from the Crown to build a Market Town would come from Kainga Ora, under the authority of the Urban Development Act.
Why A Different Development Pattern?