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Tauranga City Plan

Definitions - F

Updated 11 September 2018

factory farming

A farm or unit of primary production in which the process is carried out largely indoors or in a restricted outdoor space and which is not dependent on the soil characteristics of the site. It includes (but is not limited to) poultry farms, rabbit farms, fitch farms, mushroom farms, and intensive feedlots for free-range commercial livestock such as deer or cattle, but excluding pigs. It does not include other indoor horticultural activities such as greenhouses.

financial contribution 

Has the same meaning as in Section 108(9) of the Resource Management Act 1991 which means a contribution of: 

  1. Money; or 
  2. Land, including an esplanade reserve or esplanade strip (other than in relation to a subdivision consent), but excluding Maori land within the meaning of the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 unless that Act provides otherwise; or 
  3. A combination of money and land.

flood hazard plan area (FHPA)

The area of land that is both identified as within the Flood Hazard Plan Area (FHPA) and is less than 2.5-2.9 metres above Moturiki Datum. For clarity, this area excludes any building platform, greater than 2.5-2.9 metres above Moturiki Datum in the relevant area identified in the Plan Maps (Part B).


The commercial production of trees for wood products, including farm and wood lots.

freestanding sign

A sign fixed permanently to a site, independent of any other building or structure on the site. To avoid doubt, freestanding signs do not include sandwich signs or other signs not fixed permanently to the site. 

full time equivalent (FTE)

The number of full-time and part-time employees in a business that represents these workers as a comparable number of full-time employees (defined as total hours worked during a standard working week divided by average annual hours worked in full-time jobs). For example a business that operates 40 hours per week and employees 10 full time employees would have 10 FTE. If that business had 10 employees, 5 at 40 hrs/week, and 5 at 20 hrs/ week that equates to 7.5 FTE.

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