Paihia High-Rise Appeal

Paihia and District Residents and Ratepayers Assn v Far North District Council - This appeal succeeded to overturn the FNDC's decision granting consent for the construction of a 15 storey high-rise building at Tii Beach, Waitangi. The RPS filed a s274 notice to be party to the appeal in support of the appellant and was actively involved in this, for the whole of the Bay of Islands, important appeal. Computer generated image of proposed high-rise buildingWe attended the 5 day hearing in August 2006 supporting the relief thought. The Court on 21 November 2006 allowed the appeal and overturned the FNDC's decision. The Court has also awarded costs to the Paihia and District Residents and Ratepayers Assn which has now been paid.