Have your say on an application by Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust (RIHCT) to rent out historic baches on Rangitoto Island. Submissions closed 12 February 2019.

Application details

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for an application from Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust (RIHCT) for a 5-year lease concession.


Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust (RIHCT)

Location of Proposed Activity:

Rangitoto Island, Auckland Inner Islands

Summary of Proposal:

RIHCT seek to restore and/or maintain historic baches 52, 65, 78, 103 and 114.  The baches will be rented out to the public, to encourage overnight stays on the island. RICHT also seek to utilise the Community Hall/Tennis Pavilion for social events.

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 a submission form. Download a copy or get one from your local DOC office.

Submission form (Word 236K)

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:

Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Bryn Sheppard

Submissions closed on 5:00 pm on 12 February 2019 (Tuesday).  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 their 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 25 February 2019.


A decision is yet to be made on this application, as publicly notification has not concluded.

Application documents

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