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Abandoned Land

From time-to-time Wairoa District Council sells property as ‘Abandoned Land’. Abandoned land is property where rates have not been paid for three years or more, and where the ratepayer is either unknown, cannot be found or is deceased, or has advised Council that they have abandoned, or intend to abandoned their land.

The process for dealing with abandoned land begins with Wairoa District Council making a public notice of its intent to have the land declared abandoned and then sell or lease the land.

One month after the date of the notice, Wairoa District Council will make an application District Court for an order declaring the land abandoned and granting an order to sell or lease the land. All Abandoned Land in the Wairoa District is sold by tender.

Maori freehold land is not subject to the Abandoned Land provisions.


Wairoa District Council is seeking tenders for the following Abandoned Land

 Property Location Valuation Roll Number  Tender Closing Date 
 Carroll Street, Wairoa  08850 06801  5 April 2019
 State Highway 2, Nuhaka  08720 55800  5 April 2019
 Frasertown Road  08780 15900  5 April 2019
31 Nuhaka-Opoutama Road  08720 70300  5 April 2019


For more details about this Abandoned Land please visit the Debt Management Central website.

If you would like to obtain a tender document for Abandoned Land please contact Debt Management Central.

Please quote the Valuation Roll Number when asking for a tender document.


For more information about Abandoned Land in the Wairoa District please contact the rates department.



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