September 1996
View the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) 1996.

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Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Management Strategy 1996 (PDF, 15,000K)

Note: This PDF is a scan and is poor quality due to the age of the document. It is also a large file and will take time to download.


The purpose of this Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) is to set out how the Department of Conservation will manage the areas in its care and its responsibilities for the next decade. It has been prepared in consultation with iwi, the Nelson and Marlborough Conservation Boards, local authorities and other interested groups and individuals, and is the first CMS for the Nelson/Marlborough region. It was prepared for approval by the Conservation Authority, as required by the amendments made to the Conservation Act 1987 by the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990.

A CMS is a statutory document which implements general policies and establishes objectives for the integrated management of natural and historic resources. The conduct of some activities on areas administered by the Department can only take place by, and in accordance with, the CMS. Those preparing regional and district plans must have regard to any relevant CMS. It must be noted however, that a CMS is generally a statement of intent and does not over-ride the provisions of legislation and general policy.

This CMS should be read in conjunction with the Deed of Settlement between the Crown and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and its implementation shall be consistent with the Deed and comply with anty legislation that results from that settlement.


Volume 1

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - Conservancy overview

Part 3 - Functional objectives 

  • A. Tikanga Maori
  • B. Management of natural and historic resources
  • C. Threats to areas administered by the Department 

Volume 2

Part 3 - Functional objectives (continued) 

  • D. Use of areas administered by the Department
  • E. Visitors to areas administered by the Department
  • F. Public awareness 

Part 4 - Implementation


Publication information

ISSN 1170-9626
ISBN 0-478-01854-1

It is available as a scanned PDF above or can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Nelson/Marlborough Office in Nelson;
  • DOC offices in Takaka, Motueka, St Arnaud, Renwick and Picton;
  • Public libraries in Takaka, Motueka, Murchison, Richmond, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton and Kaikoura.


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Address:   Monro Building
186 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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