About us

About us

The Landowners Coalition Inc is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of private property rights. Its primary role is to represent the interests of private landowners and advocate for the retention of private property rights on their behalf. We are funded entirely by supporter donations. No funding is received from business interests or government agencies.

The principal office holders are:

Bob Syron founder and chairman. Bob has property interests in Auckland and Northland and spends his time in Auckland and on his forestry block in the Whangarei Heads area. Bob’s recreational interests include flying.

Frank Newman, secretary and administration manager. Frank is a former councillor of the Whangarei District Council and chairman of the Judicial (consents) Committee. He is a qualified accountant and has lectured in property investment at Massey University. He currently manages a group of accounting practices, and is a High Court-approved arbitrator (ground lease valuations) and a disputes mediator. He is the author of numerous books on investment matters. Frank lives in Tutukaka, Northland. His recreational interests include landscape art and creative writing.