Have your say on an application by RF Media Limited for a marine mammal permit for the purpose of filming with a drone in Kaikoura. Submissions closed 30 December 2021.

Submissions closed 30 December 2021.

This application is notified under section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978. The Director-General of Conservation has received an application for a marine mammal permit.

A permit under the Act is required to authorise activity outside of Part 3 of the Marine Mammal Protection Regulations.

Application details

Applicant: RF Media Limited
Location of proposed activity: Kaikōura
Permission type: Marine mammal permit
Summary of proposal: The application is for a marine mammal permit for the purpose of filming with a drone.
Application documents: 

How to make a submission

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.

Submissions closed 30 December 2021 at 11.59 pm.

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.

DOC is also carrying out consultation under Section 4 of the Conservation Act.

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 Bethan Parry, Permissions Advisor.


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