Have your say on an application by Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust to import, hold, and export marine mammal bone. Submissions closed 18 September 2019.

Pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, East Coast District, Department of Conservation notifies that he has received a permit application from Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust to import, hold and export marine mammal artefacts.

Application details

Applicant: Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust
Summary of proposal: Tairāwhiti Museum, in partnership with Tūrangi Iwi and Te Aitanga a Hauiti, is organising an exhibition of taonga Māori that were uplifted from the Tairāwhiti region by the crew of the Endeavour in 1769. The taonga have been held in private and public collection in Europe for 250 years and this exhibition seeks to bring them back to New Zealand for the first time since they left.

Application background

Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust application (PDF, 5,289K)

How to submit your comments

Any person or organisation can make a written submission to the Operations Manager, East Cost.

1. Write your comment

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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.

2. Send your comment

Submissions close 18 September 2019.

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Operations Manager
East Coast District
Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services Unit
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch, 8140

Attention: Bethan Parry

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