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Wanaka devel­op­ment com­pany Allenby Farms Ltd has been fined $20,000 by Queenstown District Court Judge John Has­san for clear­ing about 9100 sqm of na­tive kanuka from a Mt Iron prop­erty, in breach of new district plan rules. The judge took into ac­count the com­pany’s re­morse, good char­ac­ter, and his­tory of en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship. Allenby also vol­un­teered re­me­di­a­tion, with re­plant­ing es­ti­mated to cost $100,000.

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