Archive for the Case studies Category

Recreational open space

Recreational open space The coastline south of Kaikoura sustained a large pre European Maori population. The landscape holds significant value for Maori and contained within the land are artefacts and human remains. Tasman Carter were asked as part of a project team working with DOC, Council and the local community to design a series of [...]

Hydro electric development

Flowing from the remote and rugged mountains behind Nelson a River with outstanding wild and scenic values was assessed to have potential for hydroelectric generation. Tasman Carter worked with the applicant to assess and provide evidence to a WCO hearing on the waters wild and scenic values. Recognizing that process Tasman Carter assessed the landscape [...]

Restaurant / accommodation

In Golden Bay the Waikoropupu catchment contains one of New Zealand’s pioneer hyro electric generation schemes. Internationally recognized Pupu Springs is an important natural feature producing the clearest water in the Southern Hemisphere. Tasman Carter Ltd was engaged to develop a master plan layout for a 120-seat restaurant, accommodation studios and an aquarium. The planning [...]

Kaiuma Bay – Marlborough District

Within Pelorus Sound, Kaiuma Bay is an area rich in cultural history. During pre European times the area formed an important walking / trading route between Motueka (Tasman Bay) and the Wairau Valley (Blenheim). The area also contains an Outstanding Natural Landscape. Tasman Carter Ltd was asked to provide the master planning for the design [...]

Luxury tourism development

The owner of a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds saw an opportunity to develop a luxury resort. Tasman Carter worked with the architect and ecologist, engineers and planners to develop a landscape framework for the development. The development features public access to the coastline, an airstrip and flight club, cafe/restaurant, floating pontoon, boat and [...]