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Our work is guided by our strategy, which outlines our purpose and outcomes.

Our purpose

Papatūānuku Thrives.

Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata.
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.

We are an honourable Treaty partner.

Our outcomes

Ecosystems and species across Aotearoa New Zealand are thriving from the mountains to the seas

  • A full range of ecosystems on land, water and sea are protected and enhanced
  • Indigenous species are not threatened with human induced extinction
  • Landscapes, ecosystems and species are resilient to climate risk

Public conservation lands and waters are maintained and improved for future generations

  • Conservation lands and waters benefit from fewer pests and reduced pressures
  • We understand whānau, hapū and iwi priorities
  • Cultural heritage is managed and protected
  • Our actions support Aotearoa New Zealand to mitigate and adapt to climate change

 Connection with nature and cultural heritage enriches people’s lives

  • The health and wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and communities are linked to the health of nature
  • From the city to the wilderness, people connect with nature and our cultural heritage
  • New Zealanders care for and take action to preserve our special places and species
  • A range of sustainable recreational experiences encourage New Zealanders to enjoy the outdoors

DOC is a great organisation

  • We work as one to deliver on our Strategy
  • Our people thrive and grow
  • We have regard to whānau, hapū and iwi priorities in our decision making
  • We have the capability to be an honourable Treaty partner
  • Mātauranga Māori informs all our work
  • We are trusted and known as being good to work with
  • We are excellent at managing our finances and assets
  • We keep our people and visitors safe

Download our strategy - Papatūānuku Thrives (PDF, 212K)

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