Ponga Silva Limited
Case number(s)
Decision date
DecisionConsent granted
Section 12(1)(a) of the Overseas Investment Act 2005
Decision makerToitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand
Decision date25 January 2024
Pathway(s)Special forestry (One-off purchase)
InvestmentAcquisition of Waimai Forest at Dixon Road, Te Akau in the Waikato region for forestry activities
ConsiderationWithheld under s.9(2)(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982
ApplicantPonga Silva Limited
Germany (45%)
United Kingdom (14%)
France (7%)
United States of America (9%)
Various (15%)
VendorTaumata Productions Limited and Waimai Super Trees Partnership
New Zealand (100%)

The Applicant is a repeat forestry investor. It has acquired approximately 196.6310 ha of freehold land currently used for forestry purposes. The total productive area of the property is approximately 175 ha, exclusively planted in Pinus radiata.

The Applicant plans to continue using the land for production forestry.

Consent was granted as the Applicant has met the investor test criterion and the special forestry test criteria.

More informationSarah Blackmore
Level 30, Vero Centre
48 Shortland Street
Auckland 1010