Decision Type
Discretionary pastoral activity
Published date

Following changes to the Crown Pastoral Land Act that took effect on 17 November 2022, Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand now publishes summaries of decisions on applications for consent to undertake activities on Crown pastoral land, on behalf of the Commissioner of Crown Lands. The new requirement is outlined in s22D of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998.

For this decision summary:

  • LINZ received the application before 17 November 2022
  • the decision was made under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 before the amendments taking effect on 17 November 2022.

Lease name

Mt White



What the decision relates to

Soil disturbance for the construction of buildings and infrastructure

Duration of consent

5 years (with maintenance rights)

Reasons for decision

The Commissioner of Crown Lands has determined that establishing a modern hut at this site will make the land easier to farm and will have a limited effect on inherent values. 

The conditions are to protect inherent values relating to the soil resource, wider ecosystem and landscape.

Conditions of decision

Consent is granted for the construction of a hut and related infrastructure, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Soil disturbance is to be the minimum required for the placement of the hut and formation of access.
  2. The hut is to be placed on the site identified during inspection.
  3. All machinery brought onto the site is to be thoroughly cleaned of all soil and seeds before entering the site.
  4. All waste (including sewage) from the hut is to be contained and removed from the site until such time as a permanent toileting facility is operational.
  5. The previous consent granted for an alternative site for the replacement of a previous hut is revoked with the granting of this consent.

Section 17 Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 provides that permission to undertake the activity may still be needed under other enactments.