IntroductionConsultations that began in 2020.
Also see Consultations on authorisation (permit) applications – includes concessions, marine mammal permits and other publicly notified applications.
Kawarau/Remarkables Conservation Area reclassification consultation
Have your say in the first of two rounds of public consultation on the Remarkables Conservation Areas’ reclassification. Submissions closed 26 February 2021.
Draft of Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy
Have your say on the drafted Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy (CMS). The CMS will guide DOC work in this region. Submissions close Wednesday 27 January 2021.
Concession opportunity for Titirangi Farm Park
The Minister of Conservation invites tender applications for an opportunity to apply for a concession for a licence/lease at Titirangi Farm Park in the Marlborough Sounds. Applications closed 1 March 2021.
Proposed renaming of a marine reserve
Have your say on the proposed renaming of Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve. Submissions closed 29 October 2020.
Proposed vesting of Taia Historic Reserve
Have your say on a proposal to vest Taia Bush Historic Reserve on Rēkohu/Wharekauri Chatham Island in Hokotehi Moriori Trust. Submissions closed 30 October 2020.
Draft Management Plan for Taupō Waters consultation
Have your say on the Draft Management Plan to manage the Taupō Waters. Submissions closed 1 October 2020.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand birds
Have your say on changes in status of New Zealand birds. Submissions closed on 31 January 2021.
Expression of interests sought for a concession in the Officers’ Mess building and adjoining reserve, Fort Takapuna
Let us know if you’re interested in using the Officers’ Mess building in O Peretu/Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve in Auckland. Submissions closed 14 August 2020.
Proposed Extinct Species Trade Regulations
Have your say on the proposed regulations to control trade in extinct species such as moa. The last day for receiving submissions is Monday 28 September 2020.
Governance review of New Zealand Fish and Game
In June 2020, the Minister of Conservation commissioned a review of the governance of Fish & Game New Zealand and regional Fish and Game councils. This was at the request of Fish and Game.
Marine mammal sanctuary and Kaikōura whale sanctuary proposals
Have your say on proposals to change five Marine Mammal Sanctuaries and a proposal to ban seabed mining in Te Rohe o Te Whānau Puha/Kaikōura Whale Sanctuary. Submissions closed 21 July 2020.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera)
Have your say any changes in status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Submissions closed on 21 August 2020.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand reptiles
Have your say any changes in status of New Zealand reptiles. Submissions closed 21 August 2020.
Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2020/21
Have your say on annual plan that contains the research proposals that will be subject to cost recovery from the commercial fishing industry. Submissions closed 8 June 2020.
Lower North Island proposed name for wetland conservation area
Have your say on the proposed name of Wairarapa Moana for Lakes Wairarapa and Onoke and the wetland area around them. Submissions closed 26 March 2020.
Draft Otago Conservation Management Strategy partial review for cycle tracks and trails
The partial review of the Otago Conservation Management Strategy has been approved and became operative on 1 July 2022.
Consultation on south-eastern South Island marine protected areas
Public consultation on the proposal to establish a network of marine reserves and marine protected areas along the south-east coast of the South Island closed on 3 August 2020
Proposed naming of a scenic reserve in Central Otago
Have your say on the naming of a scenic reserve on the Kakanui Range, Central Otago. Submissions closed on 10 March 2020.
Expression of interest for concession in Okiwi Recreation Reserve
Express your interest in the grazing land at Okiwi Recreation Reserve on Aotea/Great Barrier Island. Submissions closed 6 March 2020.
2020 consultation on changes to whitebait management
Submissions closed 16 March 2020. You can read the submissions people gave when the public was asked how we could manage whitebait in New Zealand.
2020 consultations on authorisation applications
View the authorisation (permit) applications received in 2020.