Decision Type
Discretionary pastoral activity
Published date

Lease name

Lake Taylor


Granted in part

What the decision relates to

Top-dressing and sowing seed

Duration of consent

10 years (including maintenance rights)

Reasons for decision

For the part of the consent that was granted

The Commissioner of Crown Lands has determined that there are benefits to farming from allowing the lessee to oversow and topdress on the approved areas to improve pasture quality as part of a wider development to manage scrub, stock and grazing. 

Being able to carry out this activity will therefore make it easier to use the land concerned for farming purposes, and the conditions recommended will promote good management practice and mitigate effects on inherent values identified in the area.

For the part of the consent that was declined

The Commissioner of Crown Lands has determined that these areas contain inherent values related to indigenous vegetation, rocklands, wetlands, waterways and habitat for flora and fauna that are desirable to protect and that would be adversely affected by granting consent.

Conditions of decision

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.