The list

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, April 21st, 2024 - 11 comments
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Making a major infrastructure deal happen takes years of planning, exceptionally qualified people on all sides, and in New Zealand it takes about ten years of your life. Until now.

What it now requires is the ability to draft a proposal just far enough that it’s shiny enough for a bank, promises just enough to investors, and quiet enough that you can wait out a Labour government so you can just  have a chat with Shane Jones, Chris Bishop and Simeon Brown to legislate the entire thing. 

In case you’re wondering who’s been waiting out the last Labour government’s death out so they could Ta Daah reveal what they’ve been fairly secretly working on, this is who they are:

The full list:

  • 215 Riverbend Ltd
  • Ahuriri Hapū (Mana Ahuriri Trust)
  • Airedale Property
  • Amuri Irrigation Company
  • Apanui
  • Ᾱtiawa ki Whakarongotai
  • Aquaculture Direct
  • B&A Urban & Environmental
  • Baldwin
  • Bathurst Resources
  • Buller District Council
  • Carter Group
  • Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd
  • Citadel
  • Clearwater Mussels
  • CNI Iwi Holdings Limited (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Manawa, Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty), Ngāti Whakaue, Raukawa, Ngāti Whare, Te Arawa)
  • Colliers Project Leaders
  • Cook | Costello
  • Electronet Group
  • Energy Resources
  • FNSF
  • Fonterra
  • Foresta NZ
  • Harmony Energy
  • Hei o Wharekaho Settlement Trust (Ngāti Hei)
  • Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust (Tamatea Pōkai Whenua)
  • Hineuru Iwi Trust (Ngāti Hineuru)
  • HRM Associates
  • Impact Marine
  • Irrigation NZ
  • Kahukuraariki Trust (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa)
  • Kelp Blue
  • King Salmon
  • Kings Quarry
  • MacLab NZ LTD
  • Maraeroa A and B Trust, Maraeroa A and B Blocks Incorporation
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Marutūāhu Collective (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngaati Whanaunga, Te Patukirikiri)
  • Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust
  • Meridian
  • Moriori Imi Settlement Trust
  • National Steel Ltd
  • Nelson City Council
  • Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou (inc 6 trusts)
  • Ngā Hapū ō Otaki (Raukawa and Muaūpoko)
  • Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust, Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Tari Pupuritaonga Trust
  • Ngā Pōtiki ā Tamapahore Trust (Ngā Pōtiki)
  • Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui
  • Ngā Uri o Tamanui Trust (group 1)
  • Ngā Uri o Tamanui Trust (group 2)
  • Ngaati Whanaunga
  • Ngai Tahu Seafood
  • Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust
  • Ngāi Te Rangi Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Post-Settlement Trust (Ngāti Apa)
  • Ngāti Hako
  • Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust
  • Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa – Tāmaki Nui ā Rua Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority
  • Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Maru (Hauraki)
  • Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri
  • Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust, Ngāti Pāhauwera Tiaki Trust
  • Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust
  • Ngāti Porou ki Hauraki
  • Ngāti Ranginui Settlement Trust (Ngā Hapu o Ngāti Ranginui)
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere Koromatua Council Trust
  • Ngāti Rārua Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Rehua – Ngāti Wai ki Aotea Trust
  • Ngāti Ruapani mai Waikaremoana Negotiation Group
  • Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust (Ngāti Tama)
  • Ngāti Tamaoho Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Tamaterā
  • Ngāti Tara Tokanui Trust
  • Ngāti Tumutumu Trust (Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu)
  • Ngāti Tūrangitukua Charitable Trust
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Settlement Trust
  • Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust
  • Northport Port
  • Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Ltd
  • Omega Seafood
  • Opotiki Marina and Industrial Park Ltd
  • Pare Hauraki Collective (Ngāti Hako, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Hei, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Porou ki Hauraki, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti tara Tokanui, Ngaati Whanaunga, Te Patukirikiri)
  • Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board
  • Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
  • Port of Tauranga Limited
  • Pouakani Trust
  • Pragma
  • Rangatira Developments Limited /Stevenson Mining
  • Rangitāne o Manawatū Settlement Trust
  • Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust
  • Raukawa Settlement Trust
  • RCL Group
  • Rongowhakaata Settlement Trust
  • Sam’s Creek Gold/Siren
  • Sanford NZ
  • Santana
  • Scope Projects
  • Southern Parallel Campus Limited
  • Stantec
  • Stevenson Aggregates Ltd
  • Summerset Group
  • Taimoana Consulting
  • Talleys
  • Tāmanuhiri Tūtū Poroporo Trust (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri)
  • Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust
  • Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust
  • Taumatawiwi Trust
  • Tavendale and Partners
  • Te Aitanga a Māhaki
  • Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority
  • Te Arawa Lakes Trust
  • Te Arawa River Iwi Trust
  • Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust
  • Te Kaahui o Rauru (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi)
  • Te Kāhui Maru Trust (Te Iwi o Maruwharanui) (Ngāti Maru – Taranaki)
  • Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust
  • Te Kapu o Waitaha
  • Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust
  • Te Komiti nui o Ngāti Whakaue
  • Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust
  • Te Korowai o Waniuārua (represented by Uenuku Charitable Trust)
  • Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust (Taranaki)
  • Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust
  • Te Manawa o Ngāti Kuri Trust
  • Te Nehenehenui (prev MMTB)
  • Te Ohu Kaimoana
  • Te Pātaka a Ngāti Kōata
  • Te Patukirikiri
  • Te Puāwaitanga Ngāti Hinerangi Iwi Trust
  • Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust
  • Te Rāhui – Herenga Waka Whakatāne
  • Te Roroa Whatu Ora Trust, Te Roroa Manawhenua Trust
  • Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau Trust (Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement)
  • Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Aupouri Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Takoto
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kuia
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Makaawhio
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust (Ngāti Tama ki Taranaki)
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whare
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua
  • Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa
  • Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou
  • Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust
  • Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga Trust
  • Te Tawharau o Te Whakatohea
  • Te Tawharau o Te Whakatōhea (Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust)
  • Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi (Ngāti Rangi)
  • Te Tumu
  • Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust
  • Te Whakakitenga o Waikato (Waikato-Tainui)
  • Te Whānau a Apanui
  • Te Whānau a Kai
  • Terra Firma Mining Ltd
  • TGH
  • The Eden Park Trust
  • The Nakhle Group
  • The Wellington Company
  • TIGA Minerals and Metals Ltd
  • Toa Rangatira Trust , Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangātira Inc (Ngāti Toa)
  • Transpower
  • Trans-Tasman Resources
  • Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua (Ngāi Tūhoe)
  • Tūpuna Taonga o Tāmaki Makaurau Trust (Tāmaki Maunga)
  • Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board
  • Wakefield Village Developments
  • Westland District Council
  • Whakatāne District Council
  • Whanganui Land Settlement Negotiation Trust
  • Windermere Holdings Limited
  • Winton
  • WMS Group

Do not think for a moment that all of this lot invented major infrastructure proposals in the 6 months since the 2023 election.

For everyone else who fought for years sometimes decades either to oppose or propose a massive project, poring through submissions, organising supporters, sustaining the confidence of your backers and designers and lawyers and funders through the massively democratised piece of consultation called the RMA, worry no more those days are gone.

A set of deals this big will reshape our country’s landscape as much as Julius Vogel’s nationbuilding projects in rail and irrigation, or the electricity grid and dam rollout across the Waikato River and Clutha River under the Public Works Department+Electricity Department+Ministry of Energy, or indeed Muldoon+Birch’s Think Big projects. The multi-billion Provincial Growth Fund appears to have been just a practise run.

This government has no economic plan other than stripping away resistance, exploiting resource with little constraint, and sustaining a wilful ignorance of consequence.

And to say the quiet part out loud, all those entities listed will have been planning their deals in secret, backchannelling to the Nats and NZFirst, waiting for this day.  

11 comments on “The list ”

  1. Should we be concerned that District Councils, despite not yet knowing the final form of the Fast Track Approvals Bill of Parliament, have been shoulder tapped for quick fire approvals?

    A quick look at the list picked up Whakatane and Buller District Councils.

    • Obtrectator 1.1

      Add Marlborough DC, Nelson CC and Westland DC.

      Port of Tauranga and Talleys give one pause as well.

  2. Tony Veitch 2

    Some enterprising journalist (as opposed to a churnalist) should match that list with CoC donors.

    To start the ball rolling, Bishop received thousands in donations from Winton.

    And surprise, surprise, Winton is on the list!

    If that is not corruption, we need another definition of the word!

  3. Phillip ure KO 3

    So that's what Santana are doing now…

  4. bwaghorn 4

    CNI Iwi Holdings Limited (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Manawa, Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty), Ngāti Whakaue, Raukawa, Ngāti Whare, Te Arawa)

    Interesting , back when I was a youngish silverculture worker ( planting ,pruning and thinning) cni formed got cosy to fletchers (dirty scum fletchers) and under cut every other contractor and forced them out of the bush, .

  5. Patricia Bremner 5

    They will mine under Waihi Town Hauraki, and the Coromandel on shifting land.

    Today Bayly made it easier to borrow…. part of this?

    • thinker 5.1

      Don't read too much into it. Anyone with enough clout to get on this list probably doesn't borrow from the same banks you do

  6. thinker 6

    It must take a very big barrel to hold that much pork…

    What annoys me more than what this government is doing is how brazen they are at doing it.

    Like when Rogernomics came in, but people were more trusting of politicians then.

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