Have your say on an application by Hokotehi Moriori Trust for a marine mammal permit. Submissions close 28 July 2024.

Pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, Tiriana Smith, Department of Conservation notifies that they have received a permit application from Hokotehi Trust.

Application details

Applicant:  Hokotehi Moriori Trust
Location of proposed activity:  Rekohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands
Permission type:  Permit under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978
Summary of proposal:  Application to hold, import and export whale bone and teeth which are currently held by the local district office from strandings.
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 close 28 July 2024.

1. Prepare your submission

Record what you think on the submission form.

2. 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 114925-MAR, hold, import, and export whale bone and teeth.

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

Attention: Levi Barton, 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 and comments on the 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 Levi Barton, Permissions Advisor:  

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