Yurts for Tunnel Beach *names [commercial activity proposed]

The following information exists in public domain. -Eds.

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.
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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, Dunedin (Ratepayers BK & A Lemm)DCC Webmap – 47 Tunnel Beach Road, Green Island, Dunedin

Dunedin City District Plan - Map 59 (detail)Dunedin City District Plan – Map 59

47 Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin - Rates information (BK and A Lemm)Rates information

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]

Andrea Buhr [aka Andrea.B.Lemm] Facebook as at 9.1.15

Brendon Lemm – Facebook page as at 9.1.15 [another car man]

Brendon Lemm Facebook as at 9.1.15

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Business, Construction, DCC, Geography, Media, Name, New Zealand, People, Property, Site, Tourism, Town planning

14 responses to “Yurts for Tunnel Beach *names [commercial activity proposed]

  1. Anon

    Hmmm the new neighbours belong to some pretty disturbing facebook groups.

  2. Elizabeth

    Always good to broadcast in understated fashion ;) What if? people can dig further for their own conclusions. Anon hones the point terribly well.

  3. Nic

    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.

  4. Elizabeth

    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.
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    Hearings Committee Meeting
    To consider an application for resource consent for 311 Wakari Road, Dunedin
    When: 28th Jan 2015 9:00am
    Where: Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin

    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
    Scot Hou
    18 George Street, Dunedin Central 9016
    Email: jiacheng-99@hotmail.com

    (Agent) Leonard Cheng
    9 Belmont Lane, Musselburgh 9013 Dunedin
    Email: lesson6@xtra.co.nz

    (Agent) Jia Cheng Jiang
    Level 1 – 252 Cumberland Street 9010 Dunedin
    Email: nzsicn@gmail.com


    • Elizabeth

      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.

      • Elizabeth

        ### 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.

  5. Elizabeth


    ### 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.
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    • Elizabeth

      Development would go through three stages over a consent period of 10 years.

      ### 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.
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    • Elizabeth

      Received from Douglas Field
      Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at 9:15 p.m.

      311 wakari road

      ### 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.
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  6. Elizabeth

    Back to Yurts and local bodies….

    ODT aware of three yurts in Upper Clutha and Central Otago-Lakes region “probably has about a dozen”.

    ### 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.
    Read more

    • Hype O'Thermia

      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.

  7. Anonymous

    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.

  8. Elizabeth

    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 ?

    There had been several months of negotiating with DCC, and then talks with DoC to establish the trailer on-site.

    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
    Company addresses:
    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

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