Learn about our consultation process.

Consultation policy

In the interest of getting the best information to make decisions which are good for both conservation and the people of New Zealand, the Departmentof Conservation is committed to:

  • consulting with tangata whenua, associates, and the community, and
  • managing effective and efficient consultation processes.

Consultation policy (PDF, 58K)

Consultation guidelines

Our consultation guidelines explain the consultation process and provide guidance to help assess appropriate consultation methods for different issues and levels of complexity.

Consultation guidelines (PDF, 109K)

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