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Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation


We are the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Our purpose is Papatūānuku Thrives. Our work is guided by Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, which outlines our purpose, roles, behaviours, principles and outcomes. See Our purpose and outcomes. Our outcomes are: Te ora o Papatūānuku | Healthy nature Te ora o te Hapori | Thriving communities Te hunga Atawhai | People who care


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