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These statutory and advisory bodies report to the Minister of Conservation.


Statutory bodies serviced by DOC: 
  • New Zealand Conservation Authority
  • Conservation boards
  • Nature Heritage Fund Committee
  • Nga Whenua Rahui Komiti
  • Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau
  • Guardians of Lake Wanaka
  • Titi (Muttonbird) Islands Komiti
  • Taupo Fishery Advisory Committee
  • Some reserve boards established under the Reserves Act and Marine Reserves Act.
Statutory bodies not serviced by DOC:

These have their own staff. The Director-General of Conservation can attend and speak at meetings.

  • QEII National Trust
  • Game Animal Council
  • NZ Fish & Game Council
  • 12 regional fish and game councils.
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