Statutory and advisory bodies
IntroductionThese statutory and advisory bodies report to the Minister of Conservation.
New Zealand Conservation Authority - NZCAThe NZCA / Te Pou Atawhai Taiao O Aotearoa is a national statutory body that provides strategic policy advice to DOC and the Minister.
Conservation boardsConservation Boards share in a vision to protect our flora and fauna. They represent the public interest in conservation within their region.
Fish and game councilsFish and game councils manage sports fish and game resources on behalf of anglers and game bird hunters.
Game Animal CouncilThe Game Animal Council is a statutory body that represents the interests of the hunting sector and improves the management of hunting resources while contributing to positive conservation outcomes.
Nature Heritage Fund CommitteeThis advisory committee provides recommendations to the Minister on the Nature Heritage Fund.
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Board of DirectorsThe Trust seeks to protect and enhance open spaces of ecology and cultural significance, and its Board of Directors is responsible for the executive control and management of the Trust.
Advisory bodiesAdvisory bodies are independent entities that provide advice to the Minister and DOC in regard to particular issues or places. Find out more about what entities exist and the role of each one.
Taupō-nui-a-Tia Management BoardThe Board represents iwi and community interests to manage the Taupō Waters as if they were a reserve for recreation purposes.
Guardians of Lake WānakaThe Guardians of Lake Wānaka advises the Minister of Conservation over Lake Wānaka related issues.
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 DOC can attend and speak at meetings.
- QEII National Trust
- Game Animal Council
- NZ Fish & Game Council
- 12 regional fish and game councils.