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Our Projects - Port Charles

The Port Charles project involved gaining consent for the construction of a retreat lodge, the Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat, which would provide serviced and unserviced cabins set in about eight hundred acres of regenerating native bush. The bush was placed under a Queen Elizabeth II National Trust covenant to ensure its ongoing protection and management. The area is a significant kiwi habitat, and part of the attraction of the retreat is guided walks through the bush to spot kiwi in their natural habitat. The Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat website provides a good overview of the objectives for the property. The proposal was a Non-Complying Activity which met the Objectives and Policies of the District Plan by providing significant environmental gain and enhancement of the natural attributes of the site through a venture that will provide a sustainable income for the property.

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