Proposed Loan to the Ōtorohanga Kiwi House

The consultation period closed on 9 June 2020. Find out was decided here [PDF 632 KB]

The Proposal

  • That Ōtorohanga District Council Invests $2 million in the business trading as Ōtorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park (Kiwi House)
  • The investment would be a loan to the Ōtorohanga Kiwi House Charitable Trust
  • The Loan will be used as part funding for the capital costs of the Kiwi House Development


How do I have my say on this proposal

Statement of Proposal

 Full Statement of Proposal - Ōtorohanga Kiwi House loan [PDF 824 KB]


Council’s Timeline 

26 May 2020 - Consultation starts

9 June 2020 - Submissions close

16 June 2020 - Submissions heard

25 June 2020 - Decision made

1 July 2020 - Loan starts


How to Make a Submission

There are several ways for you to make a submission but in all cases please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information               
  • State whether you want to speak at the Council Meeting on 16 June.


If you wish to speak at the Council meeting on 16 June 2020, we will contact you with how that will work.  In a Level 2 COVID-19 situation we are still considering how to safely do this.


You can make your submission online by clicking the link below:

Online submission 



Email your submission to: [email protected] with “Kiwi House Submission” as the subject line.


Deliver by hand

You can deliver your submission by hand to the Council Office at 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga.



Post your submission to:

Ōtorohanga District Council

PO Box 11

Ōtorohanga 3940


Supporting Information