The group is a non-statutory body that meets every four months to discuss high country land management issues.
Members of the HCAG
- Tom Pinckney
- Kerry Harmer
- Donna Field
- Ray Grubb
- Shay Schlaepfer
- Professor Bill Lee
- Jonathan Wallis
- Di Lucas
- Jen Miller
In early 2021, we sought expressions of interest from a wide range of stakeholders after the HCAG’s first term finished.
When considering applications, we sought members with 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
- biodiversity or environmental sustainability
- other industry in the high country
- local government, or
- 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, and its representative for the current term is Matthew Matahaere.