Express your interest in the grazing land at Okiwi Recreation Reserve on Aotea/Great Barrier Island. Submissions closed 6 March 2020.

The grazing concession for the current occupant has expired and we're open to expressions of interest for this area. We invite interested parties to submit their interest through our Expression of Interest ‘EOI’ process. Information gathered from the EOI will assist us to develop a process which best reflects public interest in this concession opportunity.

Interest in the land:

  • can be for any kind of activity – not just grazing
  • does not need to include the whole area and may only cover a smaller part of this land.

Map of area covered by EOI (PDF, 128K)

About Okiwi Recreation Reserve

Aotea/Great Barrier Island lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, 100 km north-east of central Auckland. With an area of 285 square kilometres, it's the sixth-largest island of New Zealand and fourth largest in the main chain. The local authority is the Auckland Council.

The roughly 290 ha portion of the Okiwi Recreation Reserve is located near the northeastern Whangapoua Creek (Estuary) near Okiwi and is comprised of numerous smaller blocks scattered along the edge of Mabey Road and Aotea Road.

How to submit your interest

Submissions closed 6 March 2020.

We're accepting expressions of interest only by email.

1. Prepare your submission


  • your name,
  • the name of any entity you represent
  • your contact details – email and phone, and
  • a summary of your interest in the land.

2. Send us your submission


In the subject line include "EOI – Okiwi Recreation Reserve Opportunity".

Expressions of interest closed 5 pm Friday 6 March 2020.

After the EOI process

After the EOI process we'll initiate an allocation which may be:

  • a direct offer to one individual, or
  • in the form of a tender, or
  • in the form of a request for proposals.

To submit in the future allocation process you do not need to have done an expression of interest.


Permissions Team

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