Walker in Arthur's Pass National Park

Image: Baptiste Maryns | ©


The Canterbury/Aoraki Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the Canterbury region.

The Canterbury/Aoraki Conservation Board is the community’s voice in conservation management in the region. The board gives advice to DOC on local conservation matters and carries out important planning roles.

A major responsibility of the board is in the development and implementation of the Canterbury (Waitaha) Conservation Management Strategy, the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan, and the Arthur’s Pass National Park Management Plan.

These statutory plans identify and establish objectives for the integrated management of natural and historic resources within the region. The Conservation Board is involved in the preparation, review, amendment, and implementation monitoring of the plan.


The Canterbury/Aoraki Conservation Board is active and passionate in their advocacy of the region’s conservation. The Board works with various conservation organisations and members of the public, to ensure they represent the interests of their locale in conservation, within a fast-changing contemporary environment.

The Conservation Boards’ quarterly newsletter is a great way to keep informed with the recent activities of the Board, subscribe and explore the archive. You can also follow the Board’s Facebook page to keep up with the very latest in conservation of the region.


The Board periodically makes submissions on a range of conservation issues; these are available for the public to view.

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The Board meets up to six times a year at various locations. A public forum session, where members of the public can talk to the Board on conservation issues, is held at each meeting.

Next meeting

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020
Venue: Aoraki/Mt Cook

The full agenda for meetings is generally available from the Board Support Officer one week before the meeting date. View minutes and agendas from past meetings, and a high level summary from the most recent meeting.

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Marie-Louise Grandiek
Board Support Officer
Ōtautahi / Christchurch Office
Department of Conservation
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Mobile: +64 27 541 6663
Phone: +64 3 371 3700
Email: canterburyaorakiboard@doc.govt.nz


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