This consultation is closed
About the consultation
The Government sought feedback on its proposed changes to the way we provide for and manage marine protected areas in New Zealand.
For information on what is proposed read our consultation document.
Public events and hui
Public events and hui were held throughout the country to provide further information on the detail of the proposed reforms to the management of marine protected areas.
Hui on the proposed reforms
Please note the hui with iwi/Māori ran in tandem with the consultation on fresh water and the Ture Whenua Māori Act review.
|Wellington||Te Puni Kokiri Head Office, 143 Lambton Quay||13 January|| |
|Auckland||Novotel Hotel, Auckland International Airport 2022 Emery Drive||13 January|| |
|Gisborne||Whakato Marae, 31-33 Whakato Road, Manutuke||15 January||3pm|
|Hamilton||Kingsgate Hotel 100 Garnett Avenue Te Rapa||18 January||11am|
|Tauranga||Trinity Wharf, 51 Dive Crescent||18 January||3pm|
|Te Hapua||Te Reo Mihi marae, main road||19 January||2pm|
|Kaitaia||Community hall, Te Ahu Centre Cnr South Rd and Matthews Ave||19 January||6pm|
|New Plymouth||Waiokura, Winks Road, Manaia||22 January||1.30pm|
|Whanganui||Te Puni Kokiri offices, 357 Victoria Ave||28 January||10am|
|Blenheim||Chateau Marlborough, 95-117 High Street||15 February||10am|
The Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile Street
|Invercargill||Murihiku Marae, 408 Tramway Road||16 February||11am|
|Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, 15 Show Place||17 February||10am|
Otakou Marae, 45 Tamatea Road
|Sunday 6 March||12 noon to 2pm|
Public engagement events on the proposed reforms
Scenic Hotel Marlborough, 65 Alfred Street
|11 February|| |
11.30am – 1.30pm
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, 52 Cathedral Square
|12 February||5.30pm – 7.30pm|
Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal Street
|16 February||11.30am – 1.30pm|
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay, 100 Oriental Parade
|17 February||5.30pm – 7.30pm|
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin, 10 Smith Street
|22 February||6pm – 8pm|
Public engagement events that focus on the proposed recreational fishing parks
|Scenic Hotel Marlborough, 65 Alfred Street||11 February||5.30pm – 7.30pm|
Thames War Memorial Civic Centre - auditorium, 200 Mary Street
|15 February||5.30pm – 7.30pm|
Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal Street
|16 February||5.30pm – 7.30pm|
Closing date for submissions
Submissions closed at 5.00pm on 11 March 2016.
Publishing and releasing submissions
All or part of any written submission (including names of submitters), may be published on the Ministry for the Environment’s website, www.mfe.govt.nz. Unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission, the Ministry will consider that you have consented to website posting of both your submission and your name.
Contents of submissions may be released to the public under the Official Information Act 1982 following requests to the Ministry for the Environment (including via email). Please advise if you have any objection to the release of any information contained in a submission and, in particular, which part(s) you consider should be withheld, together with the reason(s) for withholding the information. We will take into account all such objections when responding to requests for copies of, and information on, submissions to this document under the Official Information Act.
The Privacy Act 1993 applies certain principles about the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including the Ministry for the Environment. It governs access by individuals to information about themselves held by agencies. Any personal information you supply to the Ministry in the course of making a submission will be used by the Ministry only in relation to the matters covered by this document. Please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not wish your name to be included in any summary of submissions that the Ministry may publish.
For further information on the proposed Marine Protected Areas Act please contact the Ministry for the Environment on:
- Phone: +64 4 439 7400
- Email: email@example.com
- Postal: New MPA Act, Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143.