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Te Tahuna o Aotea Moana Marine Farm Limited - Aotea Harbour Spat Farm

This application has been publicly notified.


Status of application

The application has been suspended on a request by the applicant under section 91A RMA as of 23 September 2019.

About the proposal

Te Tahuna o Aotea Moana Marine Farm Limited has lodged an application with Waikato Regional Council to erect, use and occupy CMA space with spat catching structures for a spat catching farm at Aotea Harbour.

Resource consent application

Consent application APP139290 was lodged with Waikato Regional Council on 6 March 2018.

This application includes an assessment of environmental effects. Activities are as follows:

APP139290, Activity 1: 139290.01.01 - To occupy space in the coastal marine area and erect and use structures for a mussel spat catching farm in Aotea Harbour.

Application information

Application information is available here for you to download and read. You can also obtain copies of this information by contacting us on our Resource Use Freephone 0800 800 402.

If you have further questions or would like more information about this application, please contact Christin Atchinson at Waikato Regional Council (0800 800 402). 

Resource consent application and assessment of environmental effects (AEE)

Resource consent application - Coastal Permit Aotea Harbour [PDF, 16 MB]

Further Information

Attachment A - Letter of Support Tainui [PDF, 235 KB]

Attachment B - Various further information [PDF, 574 KB]

Attachment C - Landscape report [PDF, 206 KB]

Attachment D - Landscape photo [PDF, 1 MB]

Attachment E - Ecology report 1 [PDF, 997 KB]

Attachment F - Ecology report 2 [PDF, 619 KB]

Attachment G - Consultation Response from Department of Conservation [PDF, 243 KB]

Attachment H - Anecdotal evidence provided by Terewai on marine mammals and reef communities [PDF, 3.6 MB]

Attachment I - Consultation information Nga Tai o Kawhia Maniapoto [PDF, 725 KB]

Attachment J - Final landscape information [PDF, 2.6 MB]

How to make a submission 

Any person may make a submission on the above applications, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that
(a) Adversely affects the environment; and
(b) Does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written submission to Waikato Regional Council, Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240 or electronically to

The submission must be on form 13. Copies of this form are available from Waikato Regional Council or our website:

Submissions close on Friday 13th September 2019.

This application can be viewed at:

Hamilton Office
401 Grey Street
Hamilton East

You must serve a copy of your submission to the applicant via the address of service below as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Waikato Regional Council;

Te Tahuna o Aotea Moana Marine Farm Limited
C/- Mr Terewai Awhitu
326 Aotea Road
RD 1
Kawhia 3889