Kauri Road Land

There is an area of land, to the left when travelling Kauri Road to the city, opposite the golf course.  Currently this is all zoned “Future Urban”.

Under “Plan change 5”, a group of 3 developers had requested that the northern part (where the air force have yellow landing-light towers) should be zoned “special purpose”, but the much larger southern part be rezoned “Light Industry”.

Currently the whole area, (North & South) which is owned by the Crown (Defence Force, has a Designation  “NZ Defence Force”  (which includes the airfield itself)

“Designation” over-rules “zoning”.

But:-  what happens if the “Designation” is no longer required ?

            i.e. the air-force moves on, or ? ( see below)…….

In any case the Southern part is not really used by the Defence Force now (except for dog training) and there is a real risk it would be meanwhile sold by the Crown, irrespective of any relocation of the airforce (remember the new P8 Orions will have to move to the longer runway at Ohakea).

As of mid June 2022, Plan Change 5 (to the Unitary Plan) has been withdrawn, so the development aspect is currently no longer an issue, but there is still a case for the land to be available to the public. (there is controversy over the earth-capped 13m deep old air-force dump on that land)

The R & R have lobbied the UHLB, who replied that the area is too big for their budget to purchase.

The R & R are continuing have also lobbied the MP Chris Penk, with the aim that the Crown gift the Southern part as a reserve. He agrees and has written to the Minister of Defence and raised this on floor of Parliament. Unfortunately the Defence Force replied that they refuse to relinquish the land.

98-102 Totara Road

There is a quite large pending development in this location, which the Auckland Council have so far recommended against.


Opposite that site, on the outside of the Totara Road corner, Metlifecare have purchased a large block of land running down to the water on which to build a retirement village. More details on the Metlifecare website

Brigham Creek Road

All details can be seen on the Auckland Council website, under “Have your Say” regarding Plan change 86.  Neil Housing have applied to build 230  residential units on this site, just past Hydrovac opposite the existing houses.

We urge you to study this and there is a convenient on-line form on which you can make a personal submission