Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Wildlife (Sooty shearwater (muttonbird/tītī/hakoko) harvest from Mangere Island) Notice 2020

Pursuant to section 6 of the Wildlife Act 1953 the Minister of Conservation gives the following notice.

Notice

1. Title

This notice is the Wildlife (Sooty shearwater (muttonbird/tītī/hakoko) harvest from Mangere Island) Notice 2020.

2. Commencement

This notice comes into force on 14 April 2020.

3. Expiry of Notice

This notice expires and is revoked at the close of 1 May 2021.

4. Interpretation

  1. Unless the context requires otherwise, terms used in this notice have the same meaning as in the Wildlife Act 1953.
  2. In this notice, unless the context requires otherwise,—

Hokotehi Moriori Trust means the charitable trust board registered as a charity on the Charities Register (1327163) (NZBN: 9429043109005)

Tītī chick means any downy bird, still residing in a burrow that has not yet fledged.

Sooty shearwater also known as mutton bird or tītī or hakoko (Puffinus griseus)

5. Scope of notice

  1. This notice applies only to Mangere Island Nature Reserve.
  2. This notice imposes conditions on –
    1. the hunting or killing of Sooty shearwater;
    2. the removal of Sooty shearwater from Mangere Island Nature Reserve.

6. Sooty shearwater may be hunted or killed or possessed

  1. This notice enables:
    1. Maui Solomon, Thomas Lanauze, as Trustees of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust; and
    2. Claude Ryan, TC Ryan, Willie Fleming, Zin Lanauze, Pana (Laurie) Ryan and Tyrone Lanauze as invitees of Trustees of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust;

to hunt or kill or possess Sooty shearwater –

    1. during the period specified in clause 7 and
    2. subject to the conditions specified in this notice.

7. Season and times birds may be hunted

  1. A person specified in clause 6(1) may hunt or kill or possess Sooty shearwater during the period from the commencement of this notice until the close of 1 May 2021.

8. Authorised take

  1. No more than 100 tītī chicks in total may be killed or removed from Mangere Island Nature Reserve over the period specified in clause 7(1).
  2. A person specified in clause 6(1) must not remove any tītī chick from a burrow in a way that damages the nest and must kill it humanely.

Dated at Wellington this 9th day of March 2020.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.