Mount Taranaki from the Pouakai Range

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The Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the Whanganui and Taranaki regions.

The Taranaki/Whanganui 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 Whanganui Conservation Management Strategy, Whanganui National Park Management Plan, and the Egmont 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 Taranaki/Whanganui 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 

Date: Friday 30 October 2020
Venue: TBC

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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Adrienne Corfe
Board Support Officer
Kirikiriroa / Hamilton Office
Department of Conservation
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Mobile: +64 27 357 0822
Phone: +64 7 858 1000

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