A children's charity camp hopes to be allowed to move to a new site in Paraparaumu north of Wellington, despite a local ban on commercial activity.
Stand Children's Services sought a ruling in the High Court in Wellington yesterday over whether its health camps were a commercial or an industrial use.
The judge reserved his decision.
Stand chief executive Fiona Inkpen said it wanted to move from Otaki to the residential site, but there was a covenant preventing commercial activity.
"The declaratory judgement is around the questions as to whether what we do, in the children's village itself, is a commercial activity.
Ms Inkpen said she wanted to work with the Paraparaumu community in the interests of the children.