Greendom Limited
Case number(s)
Decision date
Decision Consent granted
Section 12(a) Overseas Investment Act 2005
Decision Maker Toitū Te Whenua LINZ
Decision Date 22 July 2022
Pathway(s) Special forestry (One-off purchase)
Investment An overseas investment in sensitive land, being the Applicant’s acquisition of a freehold interest in approximately 332.9106 hectares of land located at 1020 Mangleton Road, Kereru, Hastings.
Asset Value $5,222,000
Applicant Greendom Limited
Italy (90%), Switzerland (10%)
Vendor Charles Mark Nelson, James Mark Nelson and Judith Ann Nelson as trustees of the Little Falls Trust
New Zealand (100%)

The Applicant has applied for consent under the special test relating to forestry activities set out in section 16A(4) of the Act. 

The land to be acquired is currently predominately used for sheep and beef farming. 

The Applicant will convert the majority of the land (approximately 266.4 hectares) into a commercial plantation forest. The Applicant intends to harvest the crop of trees once matured and replant following harvest. 

The remaining land will be made up of approximately 4.9 hectares of existing forestry, 44 hectares of native bush and scrub and 17.61 hectares of unplantable land, infrastructure and buffer land which will include riparian and boundary setbacks.

By way of background, the land that is the subject of this application is Land Use Capability (“LUC”) classifications: LUC 6 (251 hectares), LUC 7 (43 hectares) and LUC 8 (39 hectares). 

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