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Council land zoning and implications for land values

July 2016

Land use management in New Zealand under the RMA is governed by which zone your land is located within. Rules, policies and objectives in Council's Resource Management Plans apply specifically to land use zones. Read more



Making genuine change to the cost of compliance with the RMA

July 2016

As the cost of compliance with the RMA appears to be ever increasing, rural landowners and business should be aiming to take a stand and demand Councils find a way to reduce these costs. Read more



Future proofing your farm ahead of El Nino this summer

July 2016

Experts are predicting droughts this summer made even worse by the presence of the El Nino weather patterns. I expect many farmers will be getting prepared for the challenges faced during extreme dry spells by destocking farms, increasing hay and silage production and dusting of the irrigation system. Read more



Flood, Fire, Earthquake — we've had it all

July 2016

New Zealand is vulnerable to natural hazards. We live on a fault line, which makes us prone to earthquakes... Read more



Bangor Road, Darfield, Private Plan Change

06 April 2016

Darfield's population is expected to increase by about 20 per cent over the next 10 years. Reporter Tom Doudney spoke to Anna MacKenzie of Avanzar to learn more.



New Staff

06 July 2015

Avanzar Consulting is pleased to announce that Anna Mackenzie will be joining the company as a full time Senior Planner on the 20th July 2015. Anna will be based in Blenheim, but will work on projects both in the northern part of the South Island and in Canterbury, and will be available to attend meetings, hearings and site visits as required. Anna’s extensive planning background includes time spent both in local authorities, for Federated Farmers and also as a planning consultant, which will make her a valuable member of the Avanzar Planning Team.



Avanzar Consulting have moved

13 January 2015

Avanzar Consulting staff are now based at 356 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, opposite Burnside Park. Our new office phone number is (03) 358 1117.



Avanzar Consulting is moving!

05 December 2014

Avanzar Consulting is excited to announce that we are preparing to move to our new office location. From the 13th January 2015 we will be based at 356 Memorial Ave, Burnside, opposite Burnside Park. Our new postal address is PO Box 79077, Avonhead, Christchurch 8446. Our new office has easy access, and great parking! We look forward to being able to welcome our clients to meetings in our new work space!



The Canterbury A and P Show 2014!

22 October 2014

Avanzar Consulting is looking forward to being a part of the Canterbury A and P Show this year from Wednesday 12th November to Friday 14th November. Mary, Kim and Antoni from Avanzar Consulting are looking forward to meeting you at their stand (number HG14) in the Home and Garden section of the Showgrounds.

"Attending this years A and P Show will be a great way to introduce our new Avanzar brand of personalised and efficient planning and transport engineering consulting, to both the rural and urban communities."




Tasman Valley Road Realignment and Seal Extension

17 September 2014

After 6 and a half years of work on the Tasman Valley Road in Mount Cook, the 2 km road realignment and 8 km seal extension has come to a conclusion with the official opening of the road by Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation.


Antoni Facey began working with Andy Powazynski and Richard MacNamara of the Department of Conservation in February 2008. He investigated the roads safety problems, proposed solutions, economically evaluated the solutions and wrote the scheme report. The agreed preferred solution was to realign the most dangerous section across the ‘Bluffs’ section and seal the road to improve the safety and amenity for tourists in particular to access the pristine wilderness of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

Antoni drove the project through the NZTA funding processes and the resource consenting then managed the design and prepared the contract documents. The design was sympathetic to the national park environment and meanders along the floor of the valley almost following the twists and turns of the Blue Stream for an aesthetically pleasing result. Antoni was engineer to the contract for the physical works. With a budget of $3,200,000, the project came in ahead of budget and schedule.

Says Antoni, "This is the project that has made me the proudest in my career and given me a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction. Many people accuse engineers of being destructive but this road is clear evidence of the way engineers can work with the environmental constraints to produce a road alignment that is hardly noticeable but at the same time is safe and enjoyable to drive. My thanks to the Department of Conservation who were a great client and to the contractor, The Roading Company from Wanaka, who built a fantastic road."