|Decision Maker||Overseas Investment Office|
|Decision Date||28 January 2020|
|Pathway(s)||Sensitive land – special forestry test|
|Investment||An overseas investment in sensitive land, being the Applicant's acquisition of a freehold interest in 799.7062 hectares of land at Ponui Station, 217 Ponui Road, Kotemaori, Wairoa.|
Ponui Station Limited
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 known as Ponui Station and 713.8 hectares are currently being grazed by sheep and beef stock.
There is currently 14 hectares of existing commercial forestry on the land. The Applicant will plant a further 640 hectares as a commercial forest.
The remainder of the land includes 32.6 hectares of native bush and 113.1 hectares of unplantable land containing boundary and riparian setbacks, ponds and infrastructure.The Applicant intends to harvest the existing crop of trees and replant following harvest.