Have your say on an application by John B Cowan for a grazing licence concession at Haast Valley. Submissions close 31 May 2018.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a grazing licence concession of 15 years from John B Cowan.

About the application


John B Cowan 

Location of proposed activity

736 Hectares within the Cook River to Haast River Conservation Area. Haast River Valley, between the Roaring Billy and the confluence of the Landsborough River. 

Map reference

NZ Topo50 Map BY13 Lake Paringa.

Between approximate map references NZTM: 1302534.5128556  1314732.5125410.

Summary of proposal

John Cowan has applied to continue to graze 736 Hectares within the Haast River Valley. The area would be stocked by 60 breeding cows for a maximum of a year and 50 calves for a maximum of six months.

How to submit

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. The submission must be made on the submission form – download a copy or get one a copy from your local DOC office. 

Comment submission form (Word, 206K)

Make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
Hokitika Shared Service Centre
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842

Attention: Chari Taylor


Submissions close on Thursday 31st May 2018 at 5pm. Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission, must request (within that submission) an opportunity to appear before the Director-General.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed concession on public conservation land.  This public notification should not be interpreted as an intention on the part of the Minister of Conservation to grant the proposed concession.  

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 4 June 2018.

Application documents

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