The High Country Advisory Group (HCAG) was established in 2018 for stakeholders who represent farming, environmental, iwi and local/central government interests to provide advice to LINZ and the Commissioner of Crown Lands on the management of Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

The group is a non-statutory body that meets every four months to discuss relevant high country land management issues.

Appointment process

Nominations are now open for the HCAG and close on 12 February 2021.

Nominees must have skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Crown pastoral lease management;
  • Land Act and Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998;
  • High country farming;
  • Tikanga Māori
  • Biosecurity;
  • Biodiversity or environmental sustainability;
  • Other industry in the high country;
  • Local Government;
  • Public use of Crown land

Appointments, including any reappointments, are for a period of 18 months or three years, at the discretion of the LINZ Chief Executive.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu holds a permanent position on the group.

To apply email cphcag@linz.govt.nz, providing a cover letter and CV setting out your experience, skills, and knowledge.

Last Updated: 14 January 2020