Have your say on a concession application by Tauhara North Awa and Company LP for a lease at Aratiatia Rapids Recreation Reserve. Submissions closed 20 November 2019.

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease for a term of 30 years from:

Application details

Applicant: Tauhara North Awa and Company LP

Location of proposed activity: Aratiatia Rapids Recreation Reserve

Summary of proposal: Lease over one hectare of the Aratiatia Rapids Recreation Reserve for use as an operational base and to extend the existing building for a café. The applicant currently has authorisation to use the area until 1 April 2023 but has chosen to re-apply for a new lease now to include the café extension.

Application document: Application form (PDF, 1,936K)

How to make a submission

Submissions closed 20 November 2019.

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. 

1. Prepare your submission

Tell us what you think using the submission form (DOC, 205K)

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, state this in writing when making your submission.

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

2. Send us your submission

Send your submission by email or post.

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Attention: Lynette Trewavas, Permissions Advisor

Submissions closed 5 pm Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week beginning 2 December 2019.

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.   

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