The Conservation Minister, Hon Kiritapu Allan is seeking nominations from her ministerial colleagues; government nominating agencies; Māori; iwi, hapū and whānau; national and regional bodies; and, the public for the 43 vacancies across 14 of the 15 conservation boards of Aotearoa. Each board has a defined geographical area and 12 members. All nominations for positions on the regional conservation board need to be received no later than Monday 31 January 2022.

Board members are appointed as individuals for their experience, expertise, and links with the local community. Nominees may have knowledge of nature conservation, kaitiakitanga, natural earth and marine sciences, mātauranga Māori, cultural heritage, tikanga, te ao Māori, recreation, tourism, the interests of the local community, and features of conservation land in the area.

Our nominees should have a strong interest in the work of DOC and our rohe. They will need to be willing and able to keep abreast with policy and other developments impacting on DOC’s work and relevant to the Board’s functions.

They will also need the ability to take a strategic view, work with others, read and analyse draft material for clarity, participate in hearings, and weigh up differing perspectives, within a conservation framework.

Please visit this website for more information, and to download the nomination form and apply to become a conservation board member:…/statutory…/conservation-boards