Have your say on an application by DMS Horticulture Limited for a permit to operate a kiwifruit orchard at Paengaroa Cemetery Reserve Submissions close 27 April 2018 .

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for lease for 30 years, concession to operate a kiwifruit orchard.

Application details


DMS Horticulture Limited

Location of proposed activity

Paengaroa Cemetery Reserve, Bay of Plenty

Map reference

Approximately 2.2ha surrounding the area 1606483. 5388331 NZTM

Summary of proposal

DMS Horticulture Limited has held a concession with the Department of Conservation since 1998 over the Paengaroa Cemetery Reserve as a kiwifruit orchard. The requested term over the reserve is for a 10-year period.

How to submit

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. The submission must be made on the submission form – download the form (Word, 236K) or get a copy from your local DOC office.

Send the written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Attention: Jessica Te Whaiti
Permissions Advisor

Submissions close on Friday 27 April 2018. Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission, must request (within that submission) an opportunity to appear before the Director-General.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed concession on public conservation land. This public notification should not be interpreted as an intention on the part of the Minister of Conservation to grant the proposed concession.   

Application documents

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