Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS) 


CLIENT: New Zealand Transport Agency

DATE: 2010-ongoing

Bioresearches was commissioned by the Further North Alliance to undertake assessments of the effects of the construction and operation of the proposed RoNS on terrestrial and freshwater ecology.

Bioresearches' specialist ecologists worked within the Alliance with a multidisciplinary team of planners, engineers, lawyers and heritage consultants.
The assessments included a review of the statutory context, followed by formal identification and evaluation of all representative flora and fauna (including fresh water ecosystems, vegetation, wetlands, land snails, frogs, reptiles, birds and bats) within the designation.
Bioresearches also completed water quality sampling and flow monitoring at representative sites to supplement other data collected by the Alliance.


We worked with:


Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)


Chapman Tripp


Clough & Associates

Ridley Dunphy

Marshall Day Acoustics