IntroductionLearn about the policies and principles that guide the NZCA’s contribution and response to environmental issues.
NZCA Code of Practice
The NZCA's Code of Practice outlines roles, responsibilities, and behavioural expectations of Authority members.
Committee structure policy
Read the NZCA's committee structure policy which sets out guidelines on the constitution, structure, and function of Authority committees.
Communication and Engagement Plan
The NZCA's Communication and Engagement Plan is a tool to guide the Authority, ensuring a consistent approach to communication and engagement.
Conservation General Policy 2005
The 2005 Conservation General Policy is the highest level of statutory policy for conservation management.
Criteria for consideration of national park management plans
Read the New Zealand Conservation Authorities criteria for consideration of national park management plans
NZCA freshwater principles
New Zealand’s freshwater resources are approaching crisis point. These principles guide the NZCA's contribution and response to freshwater management.
General Policy for National Parks 2005
The 2005 General Policy for National Parks provides guidance for managing national parks.
Policy and procedure for managing conflicts of interests
Read the NZCA's policy and procedure for managing conflicts of interests.
NZCA Marine and Coastal Protection and Management Principles (2022)
Read the NZCA's principles developed to guide its contribution and/or response to issues relating to marine and coastal protection and management.
Nature heritage procedure - land acquisition for national parks
Read the New Zealand Conservation Authorities procedure after notification of Nature Heritage Fund acquisition of land for national park
NZCA Climate change policy (2021)
Read the NZCA's policy on climate change and understand how it will evaluate the climate change implications of its decisions and policy positions, and adopt appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies to reduce greenhouse emissions and risk.
NZCA Conservation management strategy assessment standard (2021)
These are the standards against which the NZCA will assess each conservation management strategy (CMS) whilst undertaking its procedure for consideration of CMSs.
NZCA Content and format check sheet for conservation management strategies and management plans
Read the content and format check sheet for conservation management strategies (CMS) and management plans (Plan) presented to the New Zealand Conservation Authority
NZCA Giving effect to section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987 (2021)
Learn how the NZCA best gives effect to section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987: “This Act shall be so interpreted and administered as to give effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.”
NZCA Procedure for consideration of conservation management strategies and plans (2021)
This is the NZCA procedure for consideration of conservation management strategies (CMSs) and national park management plans (Plan). This is a statutory function of the Authority.
NZCA Process for preparation of submissions (2021)
NZCA Statement of expectations on best practice approach
New Zealand Conservation Authority's statement of expectations for conservation management strategies (CMS), national park management plans (NPMP), and conservation management plans (CMP).
NZCA Walking access principles (2022)
The NZCA has developed ‘bottom line’ principles that should apply to arrangements for public walking access to any natural or historic resource for recreation or tourism purposes.