In the “Statement of Intent 2003 – 2006

The Department has identified seven key steps to take towards fulfilling its conservation responsibilities and these are outlined in this Statement of Intent. Each of the key steps contributes to the achievement of the Government’s key goals. The most direct links are listed below. It should be noted that biodiversity and historic protection, for example, also contribute to national identity and economic performance, and that capability and iwi and community engagement in turn contribute to the protection of the environment.

Government Goal:

Protect and enhance the environment

 

Department’s SOI Key Steps:

 

Key Step 1

Protect and restore New Zealand’s natural heritage

Key Step 2

Minimise biosecurity risks

 

 

Government Goal:

Strengthen national identity and uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

Department’s SOI Key Steps

 

Key Step 3

Protect and interpret New Zealand’s diverse historic and cultural heritage at places managed by the Department

Key Step 4

Promote recreation and increase public enjoyment of places managed by the Department

Key Step 5

Engage the community in conservation

Key Step 6

Promote effective partnerships with tangata whenua

 

 

Government Goal

Grow an inclusive, innovative economy for the benefit of all

Department’s SOI Key Steps

 

 

Key Step 4

Promote recreation and increase public enjoyment of places managed by the Department

Key Step 5

Engage the community in conservation

 

 

Government Goal

Improve New Zealanders’ skills

Department’s SOI Key Steps

 

Key Step 7

Improve organisational capability

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