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Ohakune Carrot Park - wrong place wrong time

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

The Carrot Park has made a statement as per attached PDF.

Ron Frew letter - Carrot Park
Download PDF • 171KB

For Your Information

Social Housing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

As you will be aware Ruapehu District Council, Kainga Ora and Ngati Rangi have Government funding to build social and rental housing at the end of TeiTei Drive on the Council land next to the Carrot Park.

Stage 1 has 44 houses.

This development was originally intended to be in Taumarunui where there is a strong need for Social Housing, Because no socalled - spade ready- land was immediately available the development was shifted to Ohakune, adjacent to the Carrot Park, in order to capture the Government funding within the specified time it was available.

So it was for the wrong reason that Ohakune was chosen. Ohakune has very few current residents requiring Social Housing and it makes nosense to bring people from outside to aplace withhigh living costs, often no Doctor, a cold climate and few job opportunities.

The tenants of this new development will be selected by Kainga Ora- probably a faceless Wellington bureaucrat with a quota to fill - so there is a strong likelihood of anti social disruptive behaviour being introduced to what is presently a very safe locality.

In the last 14 months 10,000 complaints have been registered by Kainga Ora nationally from neighbours and only 2evictions have occurred.Kainga Ora is powerless to evict bad tenants ti seems.

The Ohakune Carrot Park Trust are against this development on TeiTei Drive fearing that it will deter visitors from coming to the park. Ohakune relies heavily on tourism and people come to the town and the Carrot Park because it is presently safe to do so.

If you would like toregister your concerns go to

Yours sincerely

Ron Frew


Ohakune Carrot Park Trust

Ron Frew letter - Carrot Park
Download PDF • 171KB

If you have concerns, like me, please sign our petition at

Ohakune is a population of around 1200 people; we are already at over 750 signatures

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