What you can do and where

Stuck for where to start your business? There are rules around which areas you can build commercial and which areas are residential

A city's District Plan outlines what areas of land within the region can be used for certain activities with zones ranging from commercial to residential and everything in between. Each zone has different rules, so make sure the area you choose for business suits your needs - you may need a resource consent.

Find out more about each of the zone's rules: