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Andrea (36), who did not want her last name used, said she and husband Brendon (40) planned to use the yurts to offer a unique type of homestay accommodation. (ODT)
### ODT Online Fri, 9 Jan 2015
Couple to put up yurts
By Chris Morris
A Dunedin couple are planning to install three yurts – traditionally used by Mongolian and other nomads across Central Asia – on 2.8ha of gorse-covered land they own above Tunnel Beach. The yurts would be built sometime next year, the first to be used as a family space, but the couple hoped to turn their idea into a tourist attraction.
DCC Non-notified Decision:
47 Tunnel Beach Road Green Island (LUC-2014-69)
This consent was an application to/for construct dwelling, barn, three yurts and undertake earthworks at 47 Tunnel Beach Road Green Island.
This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 1 April 2014.
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DCC Webmap – 47 Tunnel Beach Road, Green Island, Dunedin
Dunedin City District Plan – Map 59
Recent comment at Facebook page Dunedin NZ:
Andrea Buhr Tunnel beach track, lovely in a sunny day!!!
Like · Reply · 1 · 30 September 2014 at 18:09
Andrea Buhr – Facebook page as at 9.1.15 [Andrea.B.Lemm]
Brendon Lemm – Facebook page as at 9.1.15 [another car man]
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
14 responses to “Yurts for Tunnel Beach *names [commercial activity proposed]”
Hmmm the new neighbours belong to some pretty disturbing facebook groups.
Always good to broadcast in understated fashion ;) What if? people can dig further for their own conclusions. Anon hones the point terribly well.
Before jumping to conclusions, it’s easily discovered that the facebook group in question has nothing to do with the Nazi’s appropriation of the swastika and instead relates to it’s widespread use over thousands of years in many different cultures. Do a quick google and have your eyes opened.
Before the post went live that and other background checks happened. In public domain.
Yet another ‘rural’ planning dilemma hitting Dunedin –anybody needing to use the word boutique and high-end to make themselves look passible as a hotel/motel should be given the heave-ho as rule of thumb (oh that’s not in the RMA). Why do we keep looking to China when the rest of the world and ‘diversity’ should beckon. What does ‘agent’ and pizza man Cheng know about farming ? SFA… Will he bother to find out ? NZ-Disney on just 5.08ha, guffaw. Might look in on the hearing.
### ODT Online Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Boutique farm for tourists backed
By Eileen Goodwin
A show farm with accommodation targeting “high-end” Chinese tourists should be approved, a Dunedin City Council planner has recommended.
The hearings committee will on Wednesday consider the proposal for the 5.08ha property. The tourist attraction, at 311 Wakari Rd on the Dunedin urban fringe, on rural-zone land, would be developed in three stages. Initially, it would accommodate six couples, increasing capacity to up to 36 couples by the third stage.
NZ Companies Register:
CHENG, Leonard – F & F PIZZA LIMITED (3203647) – Director & Shareholder
CHENG, Leonard – F & F OCTAGON LIMITED (4159279) – Director & Shareholder
CHENG, Leonard – F & F BROTHERS LIMITED (1239726) – Director
CHENG, Leonard – INTEGATY HOLDINGS LIMITED (4643720) – Director & Shareholder
CHENG, Amanda – OMEGA CAFE LIMITED (2254488) – Director
Agents in New Zealand
Talk to an agent: Agents can help explain our programmes to you in your own language and can also help with your application to Otago Polytechnic. https://www.op.ac.nz/international/find-an-agent-near-you/Form?Country=New+Zealand
(Agent) Integaty Holdings Ltd
18 George Street, Dunedin Central 9016
(Agent) Leonard Cheng
9 Belmont Lane, Musselburgh 9013 Dunedin
(Agent) Jia Cheng Jiang
Level 1 – 252 Cumberland Street 9010 Dunedin
Meeting moved to Plaza, with no public notice at Edinburgh Room to say if the meeting is public or non public, or the fact that the meeting has moved rooms. Helpful Customer Services haven’t been briefed on any of this. I’m not about to barge into room without more information. Hopeless, chairman should have sorted public messaging out.
### dunedintv.co.nz January 28, 2015 – 5:57pm
DCC considers consent for tourist show farm
Resource consent for a tourist show farm and accommodation in Wakari is being considered by the Dunedin City Council.
### ODT Online Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Consent sought for tourist show farm
By Chris Morris
Dunedin and Queenstown could be linked by a new tourist trail targeting wealthy Chinese visitors, if a $4 million farm accommodation development in Wakari is approved, the man behind the project says. Leonard Cheng, of Dunedin, yesterday told a consent hearing the show farm and accommodation development proposed for 311 Wakari Rd would act as a drawcard for ”high end” Chinese visitors. […] The farm and accommodation project, if approved, was expected to take up to a decade to develop in stages, at a cost of between $3 million and $4 million, Mr Cheng’s planning consultant, Don Anderson, said.
### ODT Online Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Show farm consent inching forwards
By Carla Green
A decision on resource consent for a show farm designed to attract “high end” Chinese tourists had taken longer than expected, but would “be out within a week or two”, committee chairwoman Kate Wilson said yesterday. Leonard Cheng appeared before the Dunedin City Council’s resource consent committee yesterday for the second time since January, when he made the application to develop tourist accommodation and a show farm at 311 Wakari Rd.
Received from Douglas Field
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at 9:15 p.m.
### ODT Online Thu, 15 Oct 2015
Waste-connection request rejected
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council’s infrastructure committee will not roll out the red carpet for a multimillion-dollar Chinese tourism venture seeking to connect to the city’s wastewater network. Leonard Cheng, of Dunedin, was granted consent in May to develop a show farm and accommodation at 311 Wakari Rd, targeting “high end” Chinese visitors.
Back to Yurts and local bodies….
### ODT Online Sat, 1 Aug 2015
Yurts likely to need consent
By Mark Price
It might be made of canvas and it might be a comfortable, low-cost housing solution, but a yurt still needs building consent and, quite possibly, resource consent. That was the message from the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.
How about restricting interference to promptly dealing with real problems if there are any and otherwise just butting the F out? Effluent, pollution, taking other people’s water – come in immediately with jackboots and yurt removal crew, no argy-bargy. No adverse effects because yurt-dwellers are behaving like good neighbours in every reasonable particular – take a chill pill and quarter of an hour longer over coffee break.
Bureaucracy gone mad. Of course, NZ local authorities *LOVE* bureaucracy, since you can milk a rich vein of endless ratepayer cash without achieving meaningful results.
See post at top of thread.
The Lemms have now set up a new “retail” venture, using their names this time…….. commercialising the landscape. How long now before they want to build more yurts on their site and DCC to roll over for them ?
Sunday, 25 December 2016 via The Star
ODT: Relaxed vibe at pop-up cafe
[Brendon] Lemm has met more Blackhead residents in the past six weeks than he has in the past three years living in the area. And it comes after he opened a trailer cafe at Tunnel Beach. Mr Lemm launched the first pop-up cafe six weeks ago, selling ice creams, coffee and water for visitors to the popular tourist spot. The Keep It Real NZ trailer cafe had been opening only at weekends until this week. The trailer would now be open during the weekdays as well due to the summer weather and arrival of the school holidays, Mr Lemm said. Cont/
KEEP IT REAL NZ LIMITED (6037388) Registered
NZ Business Number: 9429042433941
Incorporation Date: 29 Jun 2016
Company Status: Registered
Entity type: NZ Limited Company
Constitution filed: Yes
AR filing month: August
Registered Office / Address for service:
47 Tunnel Beach Road, Rd 1, Dunedin, 9076 , New Zealand
Directors: Showing 2 of 2 directors
Andrea LEMM – 47 Tunnel Beach Road, Rd 1, Dunedin 9076
Brendon Kenneth LEMM – 47 Tunnel Beach Road, Rd 1, Dunedin 9076
Total Number of Shares: 100
Extensive Shareholding: No
Shareholders in Allocation:
Allocation 1: 50 shares (50.00%) – Brendon Kenneth LEMM
Allocation 2: 50 shares (50.00%) – Andrea LEMM
Company record link: http://www.companies.govt.nz/co/6037388