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Public consultation has begun on two new documents which will guide how Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) manages Crown pastoral land over the next five years.

Over the next six weeks, we are seeking feedback on the draft Crown Pastoral Land Strategic Intentions Document 2024-2029, and its companion document, the draft Performance Monitoring Framework 2024-2029.

Commissioner of Crown Lands Craig Harris says:

“LINZ manages around 1.2 million hectares of pastoral land in the South Island, from Marlborough to Southland. We have an important responsibility in administering this land, most of which is leased on a long-term basis for pastoral farming.

“Crown pastoral land reforms introduced in 2022 are helping to protect and enhance the inherent and distinct values of Crown pastoral land – encompassing ecological, landscape, cultural, heritage and scientific values.

“These documents have been developed as part of the reforms and aim to support and measure work to achieve our statutory outcomes and responsibilities.”

The Strategic Intentions Document sets out plans and priorities through to 2029 that will guide LINZ in making the right decisions and providing effective support to leaseholders and partners.

The Performance Monitoring Framework provides detailed performance measures to help LINZ achieve its vision and priorities, and the outcomes of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998.

“These documents will support our goal to actively manage Crown pastoral land, in a way that enhances its inherent values and supports productive and sustainable pastoral farming. We are interested in hearing feedback from anyone who has a connection to, or an interest in this iconic land.”

The consultation will close at 5pm, 21 March 2024.

The final Strategic Intentions Document 2024-2029 and Performance Monitoring Framework 2024-2029 will be published in May this year.

To find out more, visit the consultation page

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