Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Manahi Moana

Manahi Moana Website



Manahi specialises in resource management, environmental, Māori and commercial property law.  He assists on a wide range of matters including, Māori land issues, consenting of infrastructure projects, local government plan changes, marine and coastal issues, leasing (both commercial and retail) and property acquisitions and disposals.

  • Member of the Resource Management Law Association
  • Member of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa / New Zealand Māori Law Society

Work highlights

Acting for Christchurch City Council

on their intensification planning process

Acting for NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi

on the Wellington to Lower Hutt walking and cycling link (as part of Te Ara Tupua), the Melling interchange (as part of RiverLink), and Te Ahu a Turanga (Manawatu-Tararua Highway)

Acting for Hutt City Council

on the RiverLink project

Advising various clients

on leasing matters, property acquisitions and disposals

Advising various local governments

on Marine and Coastal (Takutai Moana) issues

Assisting Tauranga City Council

with Te Tumu Urban Growth planning matters, and Te Manawataki o Te Papa City Centre Project

Alternate contacts

Thaddeus Ryan

Partner, Wellington

Thad specialises in resource management and Māori law. Thad has a particular specialty in RMA consenting and…

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Brannavan Gnanalingam

Special Counsel, Wellington

Brannavan specialises in property, litigation, insolvency and debt recovery. Brannavan has been involved in large scale…

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David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management, environmental and Māori law. He has advised clients at the heart of intensive RMA…

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