Read about the 2018 review of the Hector's and Māui dolphin Threat Management Plan.

2018 review

At the conclusion of the previous Threat Management Plan (TMP) review (Māui dolphin section only), Ministers stated that the next full Hector's and Māui Threat Management Plan review would take place in 2018. 

The table below outlines the key milestones in the lead up to the review. 

See a glossary of acronyms used in this table

TMP review stage Timeframe Engagement
Development of goals and objectives for the review May - June 2018 Engagement with iwi and stakeholders on goals and objectives development. 
Risk Assessment workshop  July 2018
Draft consultation document of management options August - September 2018 Engagement with iwi and stakeholders on development of threat management options for consultation document.
Consultation document to Ministers for approval October 2018  
Formal public consultation November - December 2018 Public consultation
Analysis of submissions and draft decision document December 2018 - February 2019 Engagement with iwi and stakeholders on final options to Ministers.
Decision document to Ministers February 2019  

Note that this is a tentative timeline and is subject to change by Ministers.

Meeting and progress updates will be published here as they become available. 


AEWG: Aquatic Environment Working Group

C-POD: Cetacean and POrpoise Detectors

CSP: Conservation Services Programme

DOC: Department of Conservation

MPI: Ministry for Primary Industries

MRAG: Maui dolphin Research Advisory Group

NIWA: National Institute of Water and Atmosphere

UofA: University of Auckland

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