A goodGround Guide to Resource Consents: Part 1

The Resource Management Act (RMA) integrates environmental management.  In 1991 it replaced fifty different statutes that dealt with air quality, noise control, water and soil conservation, town planning and coastal management.  It covers all the effects on our environment that we rely on and value, such as breathing clean air or swimming at an unpolluted […]

Selling N.Z land to Overseas Buyers

New Zealand has a small population and is a beautiful country.  These two attributes make our land attractive to people from other countries.  Some New Zealanders take the view that selling to anybody except New Zealand citizens is a mistake.  Many reasons for this view are given and include, “selling our heritage”, “we don’t want […]

FAQ on Carbon Credits

What is Global Warming and how does forestry become involved? Global warming comes from atmospheric gases trapping light energy in the earths atmosphere creating the so called greenhouse effect. Forests remove carbon dioxide (C02) from the atmosphere by photosynthesis and create wood. C02 is the main gas causing Global Warming. Starting in 2008 C02 emissions […]

Power to the Buyers

New Zealand Herald article – By Maria Slade Find out more about goodGround’s Buyers Agency… A Northland real estate firm has set itself up as a “buyer’s agent” – whereby a property buyer pays it to work for them, rather than the seller. Waipu-based goodGround Real Estate says it has done three deals in which […]