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Introduction

Nominations closed 11 August 2020.

In June 2020, the Director-General asked whānau, hapū and iwi, Māori organisations and Conservation Board chairs to nominate people to work with us on the partial reviews.

The Director-General is considering nominations for membership of the Options Development Groups. The members will be announced here after appointments are finalised.

Context for the nominations

The call for nominations was part of the partial reviews of the general policies process. The two policies we’re partially reviewing are the Conservation General Policy and the General Policy for National Parks. We call these the “general policies”.

Background and process of the partial reviews.

How to get involved

In early to mid 2021, we’ll come and discuss the ideas developed by the Options Development Groups at:

  • hui with whānau, hapū and iwi to seek feedback
  • workshops and meetings with key conservation stakeholders to understand their views on any possible changes.

There’ll also be a nationwide consultation process that involves a:

  • call for public submissions
  • series of public meetings.

Who could be nominated

Whānau, hapū, and iwi, Māori organisations, and conservation board chairs were asked to nominate people who have knowledge of:

  • te ao Māori
  • Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • te taiao, and
  • conservation policy and practice.

You can see the form used for nominations below.

The nominee and the person making the nomination had to sign the nomination form.

There were different role descriptions depending on if someone was nominated by whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisation or by a conservation board chair:

We developed a background paper to help identify people to nominate:

Nominations closed 5 pm, 11 August 2020.

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