In September 2020 the Director-General appointed members to the Options Development Groups (ODG). The ODG are currently reviewing the general policies and will submit a report to the Director-General in 2021.
The focus of the partial reviews of the Conservation General Policy and the General Policy for National Parks is how Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities are reflected in the general policies. The process for the partial reviews was designed after early engagement with whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations.
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.
- Online nomination form for Options Development Groups members.
- Download a nomination form for Options Development Groups members (PDF, 117K).
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:
- Role description for Options Development Groups members nominated by whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisation (PDF, 550K).
- Role description for Options Development Groups members nominated by conservation board chairs (PDF, 480K).
We developed a background paper to help identify people to nominate:
- Te reo version of our background paper about the process and main issues (PDF, 3,821K).
- English version of our background paper about the process and main issues (PDF, 3,829K).
Nominations closed 5 pm, 11 August 2020.