Former Pak’n’Save site donated for Kaitāia regeneration

Published on 22 September 2022

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Ownership of the former Pak’n’Save site in Kaitāia has been transferred to Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL), to enable the site to play a pivotal role in the regeneration of the town. Foodstuffs North Island has handed the site to FNHL for $1 and given a commitment to donate $300,000 to support any project there that will benefit the local community.

The agreement was completed on 14 September 2022 after a series of community meetings outlining FNHL’s master plan for the revitalisation of the town centre, which includes developing the site as part of a significant urban redevelopment. Far North Holdings now has full ownership of the land, with no caveats or covenants attached to it.

Chris Quin, CEO of Foodstuffs North Island says they haven’t been prescriptive about how the $300,000 can be used. “Demolition work, remediation, retail, master planning anything as long as the outcome will add value to the local community, which has always been our long-term goal for the site.”.

Far North Holdings has contracted a local company to complete the demolition which is expected to start in the coming weeks. Works around the carpark will be carried out in conjunction with the Te Hiku Working Group, as part of the Te Hiku Revitalisation Project. A site blessing will take place prior to demolition on Friday 22 September at 8am, see the Kaitāia Business Association Facebook page for more information.

Far North Holdings will be continuing to plan works for the site over the coming months and will have further public consultation and updates in due course. 

Photo - the Pak'n'Save site prior to demolition.