Published: 11 August 2005
Jurisdiction: Rodney District
Neighbourhood: Te Arai Beach
Applicants: Darby Partners Ltd (John Darby, Queenstown) & the Kaipara-based hapu, Te Uri O Hau
Application: to undertake a subdivision of several hundred houses in the Carter Holt Harvey Ltd forest property immediately south of Mangawhai.
The proposal is at an early stage but a formal application to the district council for a private plan change is expected soon. ARC policy & planning director Craig Shearer said it raised a number of significant issues which it would be useful for councillors to discuss at a conceptual level. The hapu has a relationship with the Auckland Regional Council formalised through a memorandum of understanding.
Applicant’s other interests: Mr Darby was involved in the development of the Omaha South subdivision and remains involved in the Clearwater Resort near Christchurch and Jacks Pt at Queenstown.