IntroductionConsultations that began in 2022.
Also see Consultations on authorisation (permit) applications – includes concessions, marine mammal permits and other publicly notified applications.
Help revitalise the Hauraki Gulf by having your say on marine protection
Have your say on the proposed protection zones designed to revitalise the Hauraki Gulf and its marine life. Submissions closed 5 pm, 28 October 2022.
Support national action for sharks in New Zealand
Have your say on a new national plan to protect and conserve sharks found in New Zealand's waters. Submissions closed on 13 September 2022.
Have your say on how we innovate and shape the future for thriving biodiversity
Beginning in 2021, we consulted and engaged with the public on a draft Long-term Insights Briefing, developed by DOC and Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The final briefing is now live.
Proposed vesting of Te Paina (Mercer Domain Recreation Reserve)
In July 2022 DOC publicly notified a proposal to vest Te Paina (Mercer Domain Recreation Reserve) in Waikato-Tainui and classify the land as local purpose marae. Submissions closed 8 August 2022.
Rangitahi/Molesworth Recreation Reserve Conservation Management Plan Review
DOC and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura are together preparing a new conservation management plan for Rangitahi/Molesworth Recreation Reserve.
Proposed naming of a scenic reserve near Dargaville
Have your say on the naming of a scenic reserve near Dargaville. Submissions closed on 18 July 2022.
New assessment of the conservation status of vascular plants
Have your say on any changes in status of New Zealand vascular plants. Consultation closed on 9 September 2022.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand bats
Have your say on any changes in status of New Zealand bats. Consultation closed on 23 August 2022.
Proposal to vest part of Morning Star Beach Recreation Reserve
The Minister of Conservation has publicly notified a proposal to vest a part of Morning Star Beach Recreation Reserve near Queenstown in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Submissions closed 26 June 2022.
Help us reclassify stewardship land on the West Coast
Submissions closed Tuesday 23 August 2022. We asked for your views on the proposed reclassifications for 504 pieces of stewardship land on the West Coast before final decisions are made.
Help us improve conservation management planning and concessions legislation
We want to hear your views on proposals within the Conservation Management and Processes Bill to improve conservation management planning and concessions (the permissions system). Submissions closed 30 June 2022.
Third consultation on 2018 WARO land access recommendations
Have your say if you’re affected by WARO on the third and final consultation about the national WARO land access recommendations. Submissions closed 11 May 2022.
Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
Have your say on a proposal to change the current legal name of “Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve” to “Te Whanganui-O-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve”. Submissions closed 26 April 2022.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand freshwater fishes
Have your say on any changes in status of New Zealand freshwater fishes. Consultation closed on 9 May 2022.
Proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia (Northwest Waiheke) Marine Reserve
Submissions closed 20 March 2022. We asked for your views on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve in Northwest Waiheke, Auckland.