Lake Manapouri
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The Southland Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the Southland and Fiordland regions.

    A major responsibility of the board is in the development and implementation of the Southland/Murihiku Conservation Management Strategy, the Rakiura Conservation Management Strategy and National Park Management Plan, and the Fiordland 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 these plans. 


    The Southland 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


    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: Friday, 22nd of March 2024, 10:00am – 15:30pm.

    Venue: DOC office Ōtepoti / Dunedin - Level 1 John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016

    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.   

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    Thursday 16 February


    Eleanor Kettink
    Board Support Officer
    Invercargill Office
    Department of Conservation
    PO Box 743
    Invercargill 9840
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 (27) 232 8718

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