Legal Summary


The land of the Otamatea Eco Village is about 250 acres (100 ha) in total and was purchased by a company (Otamatea Ltd.) to be developed into an eco village in 1997.

Resource Consent

We have obtained resource consent from the Kaipara District Council to have fifteen separate lots each with two house sites.

Otamatea Limited

The company was the land developer and transferred titles of unsold lots to the purchasers. The company was dissolved once all units were sold.


Purchasers need to familiarise themselves with the vision statement, the covenants, the legal structure and our agreements. We encourage new members to get to know us first, meet the residents and attend a number of meetings, workings bees and/or social events before purchasing. Purchasers sign a sale and purchase agreement and a memorandum of encumbrance.


Each lot consists of 5 acres (2 ha) of land to which the owner receives a freehold title. The remaining land of about 175 acres (70 ha) is owned and managed in common. Resource consent allows for two main dwellings per block plus a number of accessory buildings. Our agreements relating to land use are registered as covenants on the titles. Our agreements not relating to land use (e.g. joining, leaving, decision making etc.) are documented separately.

Selling a Lot

As the lots are privately owned the sale price of a lot is agreed to between the lot owner and the purchaser.