Have your say on an application by John Downer Productions Limited for a permit application to film marine mammals in South Marlborough. Submissions closed 10 June 2022.

Pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, South Marlborough, Department of Conservation notifies that they have received a permit application from John Downer Productions Limited to film marine mammals.

Application details

Applicant: John Downer Productions Limited. 
Location of proposed activity: Ōhau Stream.
Concession type: Marine Mammal Permit.
Summary of proposal: Film seals in Ōhau stream using remote cameras.
Application documents:

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed 10 June 2022. 

Send us your submission

Send your submission by email or post. You'll get a confirmation email or letter when a submission has been received.

Subject line: Submission on application to film marine mammals by John Downer Productions Limited.

Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

Attention: Michael Dine, Permissions Advisor

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.

What happens next

After submissions close:

  1. DOC will analyse and consider all submissions.
  2. DOC will make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
  3. The Minister of Conservation will make a decision on the application.


No details at this point. Details, such as submissions and the decision outcome, will be added when they are available. 


If you have a question about the application or the submission process you can contact Michael Dine, Permissions Advisor.


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