A Marine Reserve for Great Barrier island?
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We want to know your opinions and ideas before we perepare a formal application for a marine reserve on the north-east coast of Great Barrier Island. Your views are important, so make sure you have your say. Please fill out this questionnaire and send it to: Department of Conservation; Attn Jim Flack; Private Bag; Port Fitzroy; Great Barrier Island. If you want more information or to discuss any issues, contact Jim Flack at DOC Fitzroy, Ph (09) 429 0238   e-mail: jflack@doc.govt.nz

Name: ____________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
Phone: ______________________________________________________________________
Organisation/iwi you represent (if any): ______________________________________________
Position with above: ____________________________________________________________

Tick the corresponding bullet points
What is your involvement with Great Barrier Island?
  • Resident
  • Land or property owner
  • Regular visitor
  • Occasional visitor
  • Oversieas visitor
  • Other (please tell us) ________________________________

  • ________________________________
How often do you visit the north-east coat of Great Barrier (area shown on map)?
  • Never
  • Occasionally
  • Often
How do you use the area, and which parts of it? (Please give details of use and location - you can mark areas on the map.
  • Customary fishing/harvesting
  • Commercial fishing
  • Recreational fishing
  • Boating, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing
  • Diving, scuba, snorkelling
  • Other: swimming, sightseeing, walking, surfing, sunbathing
  • Educational activities
  • Scientific studies
  • Other (please tell us what) _________________________________
Do you support the principle of a marine reserve somewhere on the north-east coast of Great Barrier Island?
  • Yes
  • No
If your answer is no, why not? __________________
How do you think you may benefit from a marine reserve on the north-east coast? ________________________
If you think any part of the Whangapoua Estuary should be excluded from the marine reserve proposal, please mark it on the map and tell us your reasons.
Are there any particular areas on the north-east coast and offshore waters that you think should not be protected as a marine reserve? If there are, please mark them on the map and tell us your reasons.
Are there any other comments you would like to make about a marine reserve in the area? (Attach extra pages if required) __________________________________

Please return this questionnaire by 31 July 2003.