Operative District Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the online version of the Operative Opotiki District Plan.

Please note that the District Plan is currently being reviewed. Find out more about the Proposed District Plan Review.


If you have questions about the District Plan you can contact our planning and resource consents team in the following ways:​

By phone or email or in person

If you would like a member of the team to call or email you to discuss your enquiry or make an appointment to meet with you, phone us on (07) 315 3030 to lodge a call, email or appointment request or click here to use our easy online request a call, email or appointment online form​.​​

​How long will it take us to respond?

We have set a service standard of 5 days in which to call or email you back to either discuss your enquiry or set an appointment date and time. And we have a service standard of 10 working days to have the appointment with you.

If your request is urgent please note this on the form and we will do our best to respond as quickly as we can - we are a small team though and this is not always possible. Any change to our service timeframes is at the discretion of the Planning and Regulatory Manager.



This section introduces the district and the resources of the Opotiki District. The purpose of the District Plan and the plan's guiding principles are included in this section to enable readers to obtain an understanding of the philosophy of the plan - where the plan is coming from.


Part II contains the main text of the Plan. The sections of Part II are of two types:

  • District wide (Sections 1 - 11 and Section 20 and 21) that are applicable across the entire district.
  • Zone specific (Sections 12 - 19)​​

Part III of the District Plan contains the district planning maps, outstanding (significant) features, ecological districts, and the Opotiki district land use capability (LRI) series.

Please use the index map below to locate the map you are looking for and then click on the appropriate map link in the tables below.

Please use the legend below to identify what the different notations on the maps mean. ​

1.0 Operative District Planning Maps

2.0 Outstanding (Significant) Features and Ecological Districts Map

​​3.0 Land Use Capability (LRI) Maps



​​District Plan Changes

Changes​​ to sections 7 and 19 as a result of Plan Change 1 being made operative:

To view changes to Map 2b as a result of Plan Change 1 being made operative click here - M​ap 2b

Date of Adoption

Opotiki District Plan
22 September 2005
Opotiki District Council
PO Box 44
Opotiki 3162



It is hereby certified that this is the Operative Opotiki District Plan approved by resolution of the Council on 13th September 2005.

The Council has further resolved that the Plan shall become operative on Thursday 22 September 2005.

The Common Seal of the Opotiki District Council was affixed hereto this 13th September 2005, in the presence of:

John Forbes

Vaughan Payne

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