View the status of DOC's statutory planning documents - conservation management strategies, national park management plans and conservation management plans.

Updated January 2018.

View the published statutory planning documents.

Conservation management strategies (CMS)
CMS Date Status
Auckland October 2014 Current
Bay of Plenty December 1997 Under review
Canterbury September 2016 Current
Chatham Islands August 1999 Review not yet scheduled
EastCoast/Hawke’s Bay October 1998/October 1994 Under review
Nelson/Marlborough September 1996 Under review
Nga Whakahaere Takirua Requirement of Ngati Porou Claim Settlement Act 2002 Under development
Northland September 2014 Current
Otago September 2016 Current
Southland Murihiku (includes subantarctic islands) September 2016 Current
Stewart Island/Rakiura February 2011 Current
Te Hiku A requirement of the Ngāi Takoto/Ngāti Kuri/Te Aupouri/Te Rarawa Claims Settlement Acts 2015. Under development
Tongariro-Taupo May 2002 Review not yet scheduled
Waikato September 2014 Current
Wanganui April 1997 Review not yet scheduled
Wellington (includes part of Wanganui) March 1996 Under review
West Coast April 2010 Current


National park management plans
National park Date Status
Abel Tasman National Park 2008-2018 Approved 9 October 2008 Current
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park 2004-2014 Approved  August 2004 Amendments approved by June 2012 Under review
Arthur’s Pass National Park 2007-2017 Approved  December 2007 Current
Egmont National Park 2001-2011 Approved  February 2002 Review not yet scheduled
Fiordland National Park 2007-2017 Approved June 2007 Review not yet scheduled
Kahurangi National Park 2001-2011 13 June 2001. Partial review approved 8 December 2010. Amendment approved 3 April 2017. Current
Mt Aspiring National Park 2011-2021 Approved June 2011 Current
Nelson Lakes National Park 2003-2009 Approved October Review not yet scheduled
Paparoa National Park 1992-2002 Approved February 2017 Current
Rakiura National Park  2011-2021 Plan approved February 2011 Current
Tongariro National Park 2006-2016 Approved October 2006. Partial review approved June 2018 Current
Westland National Park 2001-2011 Approved December 2001  Under review
Whanganui National Park 2012-2022 Approved 9 August 2012 Current


Conservation management plans
Conservation management plan Date Status
Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve (adjoins Abel Tasman National Park) Approved June 2012 by Management Plan Approval Committee  Current
Coromandel (excl. Moehau) Requirement of Hauraki Collective Treaty Settlement (AIP) To be prepared
Coromandel Peninsula Conservation Land Approved 2002 To be revoked 
Farewell Spit Nature Reserve/Puponga Recreation Reserve Approved December 1990 To be revoked  once Nelson/Marlborough CMS review completed
J M Barker (Hapupu) National Historic Reserve 1998-2008 Approved in 1998 To be revoked
Kaimanawa Forest Park 2007-2017 Approved June 2007 Current
Kapiti Island Requirement of Ngati Toa Treaty Settlement Act 2014 To be prepared
Loch Katrine Recreation Reserve Approved September 1998 To be revoked
Moehau No action until Act passed. Requirement of Hauraki Collective Treaty Settlement (AIP) To be prepared
Molesworth Recreation Reserve Approved October 2013 by Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board  Current
Nga Motu/Sugarloaf Islands Requirement of Te Atiawa and Taranaki Treaty Settlements AIP (Agreement in Principle) Review not yet scheduled
Pukekura Reserves (Taiaroa Head) Approved March 2013 by Otago Conservation Board for Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve and Taiaroa Head Foreshore Wildlife Sanctuary Approved May 2012 by Dunedin City Council in respect to the other reserves Current
Pukenui Forest – Ngahere o Pukenui Approved June 2009 by Whangarei District Council and the Northland Conservation Board Current
Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, and Motukorea Requirement of Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 Under development
Ruahine Forest Park 1992-2002 Approved 1992 To be revoked once Wellington and Hawkes Bay CMS revisions completed
Te Hauturu-o-Toi/ Little Barrier Island Nature Reserve Approved by Ngāti Maunhiri Settlement Trust and Auckland Conservation Board on 16 August 2017. Operative 2 October 2017 Current
Te Tapui Tokotoru (includes Moutohora Wildlife Management Reserve, Ohope Scenic Reserve and Tauwhare Pa Scenic Reserve) Approved October 2008 by joint management committee established under the Ngati Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005 Under review
Te Waihora Joint Approved December 2005 Review not yet scheduled
Te Waikoropupū Springs Approved April 2009 by Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board Current
Urupukapuka and Waewaetorea islands Approved 1984 To be revoked
Wairau (Boulder Bank and Te Pokohiwi) Requirement of Rangitane ki Wairau in Te Tau Ihu Treaty Settlement Act 2014 Under development
Whirinaki Te Pua Tāne Conservation Park Approved by Te Runanga o Ngāti Whare and Bay of Plenty Conservation Board. Operative 9 October 2017 Current
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