Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, New Plymouth notifies that he has received a permit application from Taranaki Iwi Trust Limited to take and hold marine mammal bone and oil for customary purposes. A copy of the application can be obtained from the Department of Conservation, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, or online at http://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/have-your-say/open-for-your-comment/.
Any person wishing to make a submission on this application can do so by writing to the Operations Manager, New Plymouth, c/- Gareth Hopkins, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch, 8140, within 28 days after publication of this notice in the New Zealand Gazette.
Unless a person making a submission states to the contrary in the submission, that person will be deemed to give his/her consent to the release under the Official Information Act 1982 of all the information in the submission.
Dated at New Plymouth this 27th day of June 2022.
GARETH HOPKINS, Operations Manager, New Plymouth.