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Tara Iti Golf Course and subdivision, Te Arai

A comprehensive development which provides positive outcomes including protection and enhancement of native flora and fauna.

Te Arai North is a large block of approximately 600 hectares of coastal land north of Te Arai Point.

The land formed part of the Treaty settlement between the Crown and Te Uri o Hau under the Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Act 2002. The land was purchased by Te Uri o Hau as part of the commercial redress component of their settlement. At that point, the site was a forestry block, largely covered in pinus radiata.

Development of the land represented a significant opportunity for Te Uri o Hau to advance their economic, cultural and social well-being through strategic partnerships with other organisations.

Boffa Miskell have been trusted advisors to the landowners for many years, across many disciplines. The first significant milestone for this project was obtaining approval of Private Plan Change 166 to the (then) Rodney District Plan.

Plan Change 166 provided for 43 new sites, in addition to the three existing sites across the parcel of land. In exchange for these sites, it provided for the vesting of at least 172 ha of reserve along the coast, and protection and enhancement of native flora and fauna.

It also provided for the creation of the Tara iti Golf Course, recently voted number two in the world.

In relation to this, the landowner has undertaken:

  • Vesting of large area of public conservation and reserve along the coast. This reserve forms part of a more extensive network of reserve land incorporated into Te Arai Regional Park. This reserve comprises the coastal dunes, a riparian margin along the Te Arai Stream and a connection between the coast and the Coal Hill Road wetland.
  • Extensive remodelling of the site to return it to a more natural dune-like environment;
  • Extensive re-vegetation across the entire site, including the 172ha reserve (now part of Te Arai Regional Park);
  • Enhancement and ongoing protection of the Northwest wetland;
  • Extensive and long-term weed and pest control programme across the entire site, including the reserve.

As part of Boffa Miskell’s ongoing involvement, we have assisted with the Auckland Unitary Plan submissions and appeals process to ensure these provisions were incorporated into the final Auckland Unitary Plan.

Resource consent was also obtained for the world-class Tara Iti Golf Course; and subsequent consents for various subdivisions, earthworks, golf course buildings, residential dwellings and other infrastructure including water takes and water reservoirs.

Our role

Comprehensive planning, ecology and landscape planning services, including assessments and resource consent

The facts

ClientTe Arai North Ltd
Project teamPeter Whiting
Jo Young
Dr. Leigh Bull
John Goodwin
Worked with

Darby Planning LP

Te Uri o Hau

Reyburn and Bryant

Southern Land

Earthtech

Clough & Associates

Peter Hall Planning

Project date2003 - ongoing