People with an interest in the proposal for a new Kauri National Park in Northland are being urged to get their thoughts in to the Department of Conservation (DOC).
The feedback period for the proposal discussion document closes on 18 July 2011 after a two-month consultation round.
Recorded feedback is important so it can be incorporated into a thorough investigation report, says a DOC spokesperson Sioux Campbell.
“DOC’s role is to gather as much information on the proposal as possible, so that people’s views are well represented in the investigation report going to the NZ Conservation Authority.”
Workshops have been held throughout the region since the discussion document was released on 20 May and hundreds of copies of it sent out around Northland and other parts of New Zealand, Mrs Campbell says.
“It’s fair to say that there’s a wide variation in the level of interest. Some people are very excited about the idea and others more cautious. DOC doesn’t have its own view on this – our job is to make sure we fairly represent what people think.”
Those who haven’t participated in a workshop or provided their feedback yet can be involved through providing written feedback, visiting the DOC website or by contacting their local DOC office.
The investigation report is due with the NZ Conservation Authority by the end of this month.