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Introduction

The West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the West Coast region.

    The West Coast Tai Poutini 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 West Coast Conservation Management Strategy, the Paparoa National Park Management Plan, and the Westland Tai Poutini 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.

    Advocacy

    The West Coast Tai Poutini 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. You can also follow the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board Facebook page.

    The Board periodically makes submissions on a range of conservation issues.

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    Meetings 

    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: 22 September 2022

    The full agenda for meetings is generally available from the Board Support Officer one week before the meeting date. Should you wish to join the meeting or present to the Board, please contact the Board Support Officer.

    View minutes and agendas from past meetings.

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    Contact

    Joy Cowan
    Board Support Officer
    Hokitika Office
    Department of Conservation
    Private Bag 701
    Hokitika 7842
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 27 565 8611
    Email: westcoastboard@doc.govt.nz

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