New Shareholder & Director

We are delighted to announce that Hilton Watson, a long serving professional here at RPC., has become a Shareholder and Director of RPC Land Surveyors, one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded Survey teams. Rather than simply publishing a standard Biography, we thought it would be cool to allow Hilton, one of our most talented …

Staff Profile – Adam Simpson

Congratulations to Adam Simpson, our resident graduate surveyor in Mount Maunganui, who has just been named in the New Zealand Black Fins Team to compete at the International Surf Rescue Challenge at Maroochydore beach on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in September. This comes after Adam’s recent successes at both the New Zealand and Australian National Surf …

Cross Lease to Free Simple Conversion

In March 2012, I published an article on cross lease to fee simple conversions.  At the time it was stated that Council’s expectation was that services had to be brought up to current Council standards.  This particularly applied to Auckland Council. Since publishing that post, there have been a consistent level of enquiries from owners …

Managing Contaminants in Soil (NES)

National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil (NES) Subdivision of land now triggers the requirement under the NES to establish whether or not the current or past use of the land has had an activity occur on it that is listed on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL). http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/managing-environmental-risks/contaminated-land/is-land-contaminated/hazardous-activities-industries-list.pdf Where an …

Tauranga City Council – Nett Site area

Tauranga City Council has now resolved appeals to the Proposed City Plan through the Environment Court including the definition of Nett Site Area which remains unchanged. For residential sites which are potentially subdividable, this means that any new sites being created must be 325 m2 excluding any area required for driveways. However, the Tauranga City …