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Prominent Nelsonians voice opposition to proposed Maitai development

Several prominent Nelsonians have added their voices to campaign against a planned housing development in the Kākā Valley. Olympian Rod Dixon, health advocate Annette Milligan and actor Mark Hadlow have spoken out against the proposal, after developers lodged a private plan change application with the Nelson City Council on Friday 16…

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Developers lodge plan change bid to enable 750 homes near Nelson CBD

The proposed development of about 750 homes near central Nelson ​will include at least 100 targeted at first home buyers, say the proponents. A syndicate of two companies is behind the venture, known as the Maitahi-Bayview development – Maitai Development Co General Partner Ltd and Bayview Nelson Ltd. The proposed development…

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Save the Maitai group questions council’s consultation on Kaka Valley project

Save the Maitai campaigners have claimed the Nelson City Council failed to follow its own advice with regard to a potential residential subdivision in the Kaka Valley, but council says it followed a “robust" consultation process. The group has said there were "serious flaws" in the council's process to designate…

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Nelson’s urban expansion proposals under the microscope

Two potential sites for Nelson’s urban expansion are being considered to help ease the city’s housing supply crisis. The Maitahi/Kaka Valley and Saxton area have been identified as the two greenfield sites which could be rezoned for residential growth. Read the full story on Stuff here.

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10,000 strong petition presented to council over Maitai subdivision

A petition to “Save the Maitai” has been delivered to the Nelson City Council, with nearly 10,000 people signalling opposition to the area’s residential development. Representatives from the Save the Maitai group put their concerns to the council, along with the 9700-strong petition against residential development in the Maitai/Kākā Valley.…

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Saving Maitai Valley green space benefits mental health as well as environment

OPINION: “Hvornår skal vi til Zealand?”/“When are we going to (New) Zealand?” One of the many repeating questions I hear as a father of two Kiwi-Vikings, who are currently growing up in an apartment 10 minutes from Copenhagen’s Central Station. Read the full article in the Nelson Mail here.

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Campaigners plead with council to keep valley rural

A spirited crowd urged councillors to keep the Maitai Valley free from a new housing development. The Save the Maitai group spoke at the public forum of a Nelson City Council meeting on Tuesday, with more than 100 people turning out to back the campaign. Read the full article on…

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Save the Maitai group to take their campaign to Civic House

Save the Maitai campaigners are taking their “Keep it Rural” message to the streets after being potentially shut out from attending an upcoming council meeting on Tuesday. The group were booked to speak at the public forum of the meeting on Tuesday, after collecting more than 8000 signatories to the…

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Save the Maitai petition reaches 7000 signature mark

Save the Maitai campaigners say they have collected 7000 signatures opposing a proposed subdivision in the Kākā-Maitai Valley. Campaign spokesman Tony Haddon said he was confident the petition would reach 10,000 signatures soon. Read the full article on Stuff here.

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Application not yet received for proposed Maitai development

A controversial Nelson subdivision has already sparked an opposition group, but it may be months before there is a formal opportunity to contest it. That's because no application has yet been made to the Nelson City Council for a plan change, which would be the first regulatory step for the…

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Debate over Maitai housing development

A several hundred home development in the Maitai Valley will “tick a lot of boxes” according to its developers, including adding more homes close to the city, cleaning up “dead” stream and allowing the public to access tracks that are currently on private land. Read the full artle in Nelson…

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Save Kākā Valley group formed to fight planned development

A group has formed opposing a proposed 550 lot development in the Maitai's Kākā valley. The group, Save the Maitai – Kākā Valley, had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday. Spokesman Tony Haddon said the 60 attendees were all concerned that the proposed development of potentially 550 lots would “destroy the Maitai’s natural ambience". Read the…

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Developers work with Nelson City Council on 700-lot master plan

The master plan for a proposed greenfields development of 700 lots near central Nelson is being developed in conjunction with Nelson City Council. Earmarked for a 310ha block of land stretching from Atawhai over the hills and down through Kākā Valley, the development may take 30-40 years to complete if…

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Friends of the Maitai to meet developers over new housing proposal in Nelson

The developers of a major new housing development in Nelson are set to address the potential environmental effects on the Maitai Valley. A meeting has been scheduled between Bayview developments and Friends of the Maitai (FOM) to take place .... read the full article in Stuff here.

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Heated debate over 700 home Maitai housing development

After a "fractious" debate Nelson councillors have supported seeking government funding to upgrade infrastructure for a 700 home housing development in the Maitai Valley and Atawhai hills. The Nelson City Council during annual plan deliberations gave its support to an application for $25m through the Crown Infrastructure Fund, to upgrade…

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Environmental questions raised over Maitai housing development

Councillors have raised questions over the potential environmental effects of a new housing development in the Maitai Valley. The proposed development is a collaboration between local developers and iwi, and could result in a total of 700 new houses being built in Atawhai and the Maitai Valley. Read the full…

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The View Of Maitai Valley From The Centre Of NZ

NCC seeks $25m for upgrade

An application has been made for $25 million from central government to upgrade infrastructure near a proposed 700-home development in Nelson. The proposed development of 700 homes to be built in the Mahitahi and Bayview area is a collaboration between two developers, iwi and the council. Part of the development…

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