Introduction

The Minister of Conservation has formally approved the new Kahurangi, Punakaiki, Okarito, Tauparikaka and Hautai marine reserves totalling 17,500 hectares on the West Coast.

Marine reserves established

Update 7 September 2014: The Minister of Conservation Dr Nick Smith opened the new Kahurangi, Punakaiki, Okarito, Tauparikākā and Hautai marine reserves, totalling 17,500 hectares on the West Coast.

West Coast marine reserves


Submissions closed: 22 August 2012

The Director-General of Conservation gave notice of his intention under Section 5 of the Marine Reserves Act 1971 to apply for an Order-in-Council declaring five areas of sea and foreshore in the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Region (South Island) marine reserves.

The period for submissions closed on 22 August 2012.  The Department is now continuing the statutory process under the Marine Reserves Act 1971. 

Reply to objectors

Lou Sanson, Director-General of Conservation replied to objectors on 26 August 2014.

View the reply (PDF, 66K)

View the plan

Looking southwards from Wekakura Point at the proposed Kahurangi Marine Reserve.
Looking southwards from Wekakura Point at the proposed Kahurangi Marine Reserve

Maps

View the maps of the proposed reserves showing the boundaries and extent of the areas sought to be declared marine reserves:

Contact details

Any enquiries should be directed to Jo Macpherson at the Department of Conservation, West Coast Tai Poutini Conservancy Office.

email: jmacpherson@doc.govt.nz

West Coast Tai Poutini Conservancy,
Private Bag 701,
Hokitika 7842


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