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Vacancies on the Game Animal Council

Vacancies on the Game Animal Council

The Minister of Conservation is seeking nominations to fill two vacancies on the Game Animal Council. Anyone can apply.

Appointments are made to ensure collective knowledge and experience relating to game animals, farming, forestry, kaitiakitanga, nature conservation, and scientific disciplines. Particular regard will be given to those with strong governance experience, financial literacy and commercial acumen.

Appointments will take effect from 1 December 2021 and will be for a term of up to three years.

DOC to introduce new fines for those who break conservation rules

Fines are being introduced for people who break the laws that protect native species and conservation land.

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File photo. Photo: DOC

The Department of Conservation can issue warning letters and in serious cases prosecute people who flout the rules.

In addition, it now has the option to issue fines with an infringement notice.