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About us

The HNO Property team ensures the delivery of the approved national programme of the three phases of property - acquisitions, property portfolio management and disposals. Property is a very important part of projects and therefore the Property Team works closely with project teams to identify risks, impacts and implications of property on project.

Our team is located in the regional offices of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch plus National Office and comprise skilled property professionals with long term experience in property matters.

Our business is an outsourced model using accredited LINZ service providers to negotiate acquisitions and disposals on behalf of the Crown (NZ Transport Agency) under the Public Works Act (PWA) 1981(external link). We also contract out the property management of the Held Property Portfolio. Acquisition and disposal of property under the PWA is governed by the LINZ Standards and Guidelines LINZS15005(external link) and LINZG15703(external link).

Additionally, the NZ Transport Agency have published valuation instructions and valuation report templates for the instructing of valuers and the undertaking of valuations under the PWA. These templates are available on the HIP and are for use by the Crown and Landowners alike.