Published:  

April 2005, amendment to Chapter 2, June 2007
General Policy for National Parks provides guidance for managing national parks. It replaces General Policy for National Parks 1983.

Amendment

On 13 June 2007 the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) approved and adopted a minor change to the wording of the section of the General Policy for National Parks relating to the customary use of traditional materials and indigenous species. It deleted the word 'non-commercial' from policy 2(g). The Chairperson of the NZCA, Kerry Marshall, said that "Following representations from and consultation with Ngai Tahu, and having also received advice from the Department of Conservation and considered the views of the Minister, the Authority has decided that it is appropriate to include all customary use of traditional materials and indigenous species under one policy." Customary use is defined in the policy as “Gathering and use of natural resources by tangata whenua according to tikanga.” The Minister of Conservation, Hon Chris Carter, decided to make a similar change to the Conservation General Policy, sections 2(g) and 4.1(e).

Publication information

Produced by the Department of Conservation for the New Zealand Conservation Authority,
PO Box 10 420, Wellington

ISBN 978-0-478-14241-9

Contact

New Zealand Conservation Authority
18-32 Manners Street,
PO Box 10-420, Wellington
Telephone: +64 4 471 3211
Fax: +64 4 471 1082
Email: enquiries@doc.govt.nz

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