In this breaking news episode we speak to an anonymous Conversation Board member about the Department of Conservation's Options Development Group. We talk about the group's controversial leaked draft recommendations and the potential implications for New Zealand's environment and native species.
The Options Development Group was established in late 2020 to make sure the partial reviews of the general policies are guided by perspectives and insights from te ao Māori at a national level. Our anonymous source is now alleging that the group is working outside of their remit and that the process has largely been kept behind closed doors.
The Department of Conservation was invited to appear on the show but declined our offer.
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