Pursuant to section 6 of the Wildlife Act 1953 the Minister of Conservation gives the following notice.
This notice is the Wildlife (Sooty shearwater (muttonbird/tītī/hakoko) harvest from Mangere Island) Notice 2020.
This notice comes into force on 14 April 2020.
3. Expiry of Notice
This notice expires and is revoked at the close of 1 May 2021.
- Unless the context requires otherwise, terms used in this notice have the same meaning as in the Wildlife Act 1953.
- In this notice, unless the context requires otherwise,—
Hokotehi Moriori Trust means the charitable trust board registered as a charity on the Charities Register (1327163) (NZBN: 9429043109005)
Tītī chick means any downy bird, still residing in a burrow that has not yet fledged.
Sooty shearwater also known as mutton bird or tītī or hakoko (Puffinus griseus)
5. Scope of notice
- This notice applies only to Mangere Island Nature Reserve.
- This notice imposes conditions on –
- the hunting or killing of Sooty shearwater;
- the removal of Sooty shearwater from Mangere Island Nature Reserve.
6. Sooty shearwater may be hunted or killed or possessed
- This notice enables:
- Maui Solomon, Thomas Lanauze, as Trustees of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust; and
- Claude Ryan, TC Ryan, Willie Fleming, Zin Lanauze, Pana (Laurie) Ryan and Tyrone Lanauze as invitees of Trustees of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust;
to hunt or kill or possess Sooty shearwater –
- during the period specified in clause 7 and
- subject to the conditions specified in this notice.
7. Season and times birds may be hunted
- A person specified in clause 6(1) may hunt or kill or possess Sooty shearwater during the period from the commencement of this notice until the close of 1 May 2021.
8. Authorised take
- No more than 100 tītī chicks in total may be killed or removed from Mangere Island Nature Reserve over the period specified in clause 7(1).
- A person specified in clause 6(1) must not remove any tītī chick from a burrow in a way that damages the nest and must kill it humanely.
Dated at Wellington this 9th day of March 2020.
Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.