NZRCA endorses ‘public domain’ proposal


In a press release (PDF, 46k) the NZRCA has endorsed the government proposal “to create a new, statutorily recognised status for land, called ‘public domain’ for the seabed and foreshore of New Zealand, in line with other major environment, conservation and outdoor recreation organisations.” The Association welcomes the promotion and recognition of the Queen’s Chain as extremely positive for recreational kayakers and canoeists. The NZRCA is preparing a submission on the proposal and invites kayakers to have input into the submission, or to make their own. You can make your own submission by writing to Foreshore and Seabed Submissions, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, PO Box 55, Wellington or on line at The deadline for submissions in Friday 3 October.