The two key threats to these island groups are from biosecurity breaches and oil spills. However, the offshore islands are so remote and in such rough seas that a response to either type of event will be very challenging. Given the significant natural values, a precautionary approach focussing on prevention, is critical.
Sixteen submissions were received. Copies of the summary of submissions, the submissions themselves, and the officer's report are available below. The hearing was held 20 and 21 June 2011, adjourned to allow further discussion between the parties, and re-convened on 15 November 2011. The Commissioner’s decisions on all submissions was notified on 2 May 2012. See the Commissioner’s decisions and the Proposed Plan as amended by the decisions.
Appendix 4: Form 1 (DOCX, 24K)
To determine and record whether the inspection is a passed inspection or a failed inspection
Appendix 4: Form 2 (DOCX, 21K)
To record information at the time of inspection to assist vessel operatorsto comply with Performance Standards 1.2 and 1.3 (in particular)
Appendix 6: Form A (DOCX, 19K)
Vessel details and inspection summary
Appendix 6: Form B (DOCX, 20K)
Overview of sampling and biofouling distribution
Appendix 6: Form C (DOCX, 22K)
Results of taxonomic identification of biofouling samples
The plan requires vessels intending to go inside 1000 m from mean high water springs of the islands to have a clean hull.
Hull inspections can be undertaken in dry dock or in the water. The hull inspection forms in Appendix 4 must be completed during an inspection and sent to DOC prior to departure. A list of dive and dry dock service providers approved by the Minister of Conservation to undertake those inspections is provided below.
If there is not a dive service provider near the point of departure for a vessel, or for any other reason you wish to use one that is not on the list, you can request an alternative service provider be added to the list. To be approved the inspectors must comply with Appendix 5 of the plan.
Ensure sufficient time is allowed for any proposed providers to be checked/confirmed prior to requiring them to carry out an inspection.
DOC Director contact details
Director, Operations – Southern South Islands
PO Box 743
Director, Operations – Northern North Island
PO Box 842
- Decisions on submissions in order of submitter (PDF, 704K)
- Decisions on submissions as per section of the Proposed Plan (PDF, 663K)
- Decisions version of Proposed Regional Coastal Plan: Kermadec and Subantarctic Islands (PDF, 4,120K)
- Officer’s report submitter by submitters (including further submissions) (PDF, 5,200K)
- Officer’s report section by section of the plan (PDF, 5,200K)
Note: This is a very large file and may take some time to download.
- New Zealand Defence Force (PDF, 54K)
- Southland Conservation Board (PDF, 115K)
- New Zealand Historic Places Trust (PDF, 776K)
- Talley's Group Limited (PDF, 485K)
- The Seafood Industry Council (PDF, 376K)
- Sanford (PDF, 610K)
- Deepwater Group (PDF, 1,864K)
- Forest & Bird (PDF, 569K)
- Andy Dodd (PDF, 69K)
- Southern Lakes Helicopters (PDF, 33K)
- Te Runanga Nui o Te Aupouri Trust (PDF, 207K)
- Heritage Expeditions (PDF, 942K)
- Heritage Expeditions (PDF, 582K)
An independent review prepared for Heritage Expedition by Tourism Resource Consultants
- New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (PDF, 245K)
- Te Ohu Kaimoana (PDF, 61K)
- The Minister of Conservation (PDF, 383K)
- The University of Otago (PDF, 97K)
- Proposed regional coastal plan: Kermadec and Subantarctic islands (PDF, 4,355K)
- Section 32 report (PDF, 1,006K)
- Development of a template for vessel hull inspections and assessment of biosecurity risk to the Kermadec and Subantarctic Islands regions (PDF, 877K)
- Technical maritime advice for the preparation of a regional coastal plan for New Zealand’s off-shore islands (PDF, 159K)
- A risk-based predictive tool to prevent accidental introductions of nonindigenous marine species (PDF, 286K)
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|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
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PO Box 10420
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Department of Conservation, Wellington
+64 4 471 0726
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