Ranui specialises in commercial, commercial property and property and asset financing transactions. She has experience in large-scale development projects, retirement villages, forestry, Treaty settlement negotiations and post settlement acquisitions and developments.
Ranui regularly acts for private and public sector entities in relation to their commercial transactions including leases, the acquisition and disposal of assets, subdivisions, construction and development contracts, and for banks and other financial institutions on the preparation and negotiation of loan, security and priority documents. She has particular expertise in the retirement villages and forestry sectors and regularly acts for overseas investors. Ranui has been involved in a number of projects for the rebuild and regeneration of Christchurch.
In 2020 and 2021 Greenwood Roche has advised on the acquisition by overseas investors of two separate hotel businesses, advising on sale and purchase terms for the land and business and application of the overseas investment rules, conducting due diligence, drafting and advising on management contracts, advising on liquor licensing, advising on transitional hand-over arrangements and generally arranging for completion of the transactions to occur with minimal disruption to the business.
Our work here builds on significant experience across different team members’ work on previous hotel transactions, including large international hotel chains throughout New Zealand.
The government has, as one of its key priorities, the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury following the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
Greenwood Roche advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects to assist with the recovery, including the health precinct, the south frame and the east frame.
Otakaro was established in April 2016 to take over some of the functions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, and Greenwood Roche continues to advise on various rebuild projects. We have assisted Otakaro with the development and associated property matters relating to the north, south and east frames, Margaret Mahy playground, the CTV memorial site, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, the Farmers’ Market and Rauora Park.
Greenwood Roche assisted Ōtākaro Limited to negotiate a long awaited car park building solution for Christchurch Hospital.
Our work involved negotiating and documenting an agreement with a number of other parties including CDHB, LINZ and Ngāi Tahu.
Hillend Station is a working farm in Cardrona Valley, near Wanaka, which is being developed as a high quality rural-residential subdivision.
Greenwood Roche advised the developer of Hillend Station on the initial purchase of the 2,665 hectare property and completed two complex subdivisions, which initially included a perpetually renewable lease of most of the land back to the owner of the farm.
This project involved advising on the most appropriate structure for the development, establishing an incorporated society for the residents’ association (including preparing and updating its rules), drafting and negotiating all subdivision documents (including easements, restrictive land covenants and encumbrances relating to the residents’ association), and advising on compliance with securities legalisation and regulation.
Greenwood Roche assisted Raukawa Property LP (now Iwi Commercial Property LP) with the preparation and negotiation of an agreement for sale and purchase, property due diligence investigations and acquisition of a commercial building in Tauranga
The property acquired by Iwi Commercial Property LP had a number of existing tenants, and the due diligence included reviewing those leases, as well as various construction contracts and associated warranties. We also negotiated a last-minute settlement retention for a number of potential defects discovered shortly before settlement
Greenwood Roche is acting for Hāpai Ahuriri Limited Partnership on the acquisition of land and the development and lease of a pet food factory in Hawke’s Bay.
Our work involved documenting and registering the limited partnership (a joint venture between two other limited partnerships including our existing client Hāpai Commercial Property Limited Partnership made up of a number of different iwi), due diligence, drafting the agreement for sale and purchase, settling the acquisition and negotiating and drafting the construction contract. We continue to advise on financing aspects and the lease.
Greenwood Roche has assisted Westland Dairy Company Limited with its $26 million Ocean Outfall Pipeline project.
Our work involved drafting and negotiating land occupation and easement documentation with the Westland District Council for the deaeration chamber and the pipeline and drafting construction contracts for the two stage pipeline project. The pipeline and deaeration chamber due for completion in the first quarter of 2021 will convey treated wastewater from Westland Milk’s Hokitika dairy factory, remove the air and discharge it into the ocean via an 800 metre underwater pipe. The company considers it is a more acceptable environmental solution and more sustainable system than the current system of discharge into the Hokitika River.
Greenwood Roche is assisting the Crown in the preparation and registration of Forestry Rights as part of the One Billion Trees Programme developed by the Government.
The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees by 2028. Progress towards achieving this target is well underway.
The One Billion Trees Programme supports New Zealand’s commitment to mitigating the effects of climate change. By absorbing carbon dioxide, tree planting reduces the impact of greenhouse gases. As well as addressing the impacts of climate change, the Programme aims to create increased sustainable regional development, increased employment, optimise land use, support Māori values and aspirations, protect the environment and support New Zealand’s transition to a low emissions economy.
The programme involves the planting of both permanent trees and plantation forests. The Crown estimates that commercial foresters will plant 500 million trees by 2028. The Crown is issuing direct landowner grants and entering into partnership projects to help plant the other 500 million trees. For example, funding will be allocated to research and workforce initiatives. To help achieve the target, Crown Forestry is also entering into joint ventures and forestry rights to plant commercial forestry on privately owned land.
Greenwood Roche is involved with the preparation and registration of Forestry Rights over privately owned land. As at the end of November 2019, the Crown has entered into over 40 Forestry Rights covering over 20,000 hectares with more being negotiated and finalised. Under the Forestry Rights, the Crown plants, manages and harvests trees on the land and pays an annual rental to the landowner. An estimated 18,443,000 trees will be planted over the next two years under the Forestry Rights signed to date.
Greenwood Roche has assisted Corisol New Zealand Limited with acquisitions and overseas investment applications for forestry.
Our work involved negotiating and documenting agreements for sale and purchase for various land blocks, due diligence, overseas investment office applications and various ancillary documentation.
Greenwood Roche assists Summerset on various land acquisitions for the development of retirement villages at sites across New Zealand.
Statistics New Zealand estimates that the number of people aged 75 and over will increase by 155% between 2017 and 2043, putting increasing pressure on the need for more retirement village units. Summerset is one of the leading operators and developers of retirement villages in New Zealand. It has 31 villages completed or in development across the country.
Greenwood Roche is involved with the preparation and negotiation of complex agreements for sale and purchase, advising on consenting and planning matters, undertaking subdivisions and other general property matters.
Greenwood Roche has assisted in the subdivision and transfer of Christchurch’s largest and most central residential development – the East Frame.
Following the Christchurch earthquakes, land was compulsorily acquired by the Crown which gave us the unique opportunity of creating a vibrant, functional and liveable city. The “East Frame” is an anchor project comprising a 14 hectare residential area located at the east of the Christchurch central business district. Half of the East Frame development consists of medium density residential living for approximately 2,000 people. The remainder comprises streets, open spaces and paved areas. The East Frame holds the third largest open space in central Christchurch - Rauora Park.
Greenwood Roche has assisted Ōtākaro Limited with the subdivision, transfer and other property related aspects of the East Frame including Rauora Park.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2018 -
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2011 – 2018
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2007 – 2011
Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2006 – 2007
Conveyancer, Landmark Law Group (Canada) 2005 – 2006
Solicitor, Bell Gully 2002 – 2005
Law Clerk, Bell Gully 2002
LLB (Hons), BA (Canterbury)
DDI: +64 3 353 0576
Mobile: +64 27 594 8514
Phone: +64 3 353 0570
Ranui is primarily based in Christchurch.
Physical: Level 3, 1 Kettlewell Lane
680-690 Colombo Street
Mail: PO Box 139
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