Have your say on the development of a management plan for Taupō Waters. Submissions closed 31 October 2018.

The Taupō-nui-ā-Tia Management Board is commencing the development of a Reserve Management plan for Taupō waters as part of its role as an administrative body under the Reserves Act 1977.

The key functions of the Board are to manage Taupō Waters as if a reserve for recreation purposes under section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977. This is subject to the provisions of the Deed of Settlement Deed (the 2007 Deed) which the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (the Trust Board) and Her Majesty the Queen (the Crown) signed in September 2007.

The 2007 Deed set out the basic framework for how Taupō Waters will be managed: as a reserve for recreation purposes under section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977, and by a management board known as the Taupō-Nui-a-Tia Management Board. The role of the Board was confirmed as part of the Deed and this includes determining a Management Plan for Taupō Waters; considering and deciding on non-commercial research and recreational use applications for use of Taupō.

The Board is composed of eight Board members with four appointed by the Minister having regard to the interests of the Crown, conservation, recreation, tourism and freshwater sciences to represent the public interest; and four appointed by the Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board.

The Board is now seeking initial feedback on some key questions that relate to the development of the Management plan which will inform the draft plan that will be publicly notified later in the year.

How to submit

  1. Download and fill in the feedback form (Word, 817K). Your feedback should clearly include your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  2. Post or email your completed form to the relevant address below before 31 October 2018.

Statutory Manager
Central North Island Region
Department of Conservation
PO Box 528, Taupo 3351



Contact us using the details above or phone: +64 7 376 0072

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