Our Blog

February 10, 2020

We all know that house prices are getting out of reach for some, and more so for our children. We hear of parents wanting to help their kids out, often by allowing them to move back home to save money but also by providing some accommodation on their own land for the c...

January 20, 2020

When you hear the term Planner, what do you think? Hopefully it doesn’t conjure up images of Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in the really cheesy Wedding Planner movie!

At Planning Plus, we’re a team of environmental planners. We’ve studied planning, spent many y...

January 12, 2020

If you’re anything like us, the new year is a time for reflection and goal setting, identifying new things you want to do, try or complete. This could include development of your property, or maybe buying and development a new property.  Or possibly you need to legalis...

November 3, 2019

At the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula you will find a treasure - Shakespear Open Sanctuary. A few years ago, I was involved in obtaining the resource consent for the predator fence surrounding the park, so was interested to learn how the Sanctuary’s doing.

The 500 he...

October 10, 2019

The resource consent process can seem complicated and full of unknowns and jargon. To be honest, it can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Through our weekly blogs we aim to give you free information on the resource consent process, changes to related legislation, and info...

October 7, 2019

Development on your own land- you’re the only one who gets a say right? Wrong! If you need a resource consent, one of the two assessments that the Council will do relates to notification; basically, who can have a say. There have been some recent changes to the Resourc...

August 26, 2019

Buying a new property is a big investment. Whether it be for a home, business or an investment property you need to do your homework and make sure you’re spending your money wisely. Its usually too late once you’ve bought the property- its really a case of buyer beware...