Have your say on an application to 'hold’ and ‘take’ under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 by Ātiawa Ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust. Submissions closed 24 September 2021.

Submissions closed 24 September 2021.

This application is notified in accordance with section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978.

Application details

Applicant: Ātiawa Ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust
Location of proposed activity: Within Atiawa Ki Whakarongotai Iwi boundary.
Permission type: Marine Mammals Protection Act - permit
Summary of proposal: To “Hold’ and ‘Take’ marine mammal parts, for cultural purposes.

How to make a submission

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. Submissions closed 11:59 pm 24 September 2021.

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 Atiawa Ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust permit application.

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

Attention: Nicci Mardle, Permissions Advisor

Once submitted, submissions are supplied to Atiawa Ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust. They can then comment on submissions.

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 Nicci Mardle, Permissions Advisor.


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