DoC Concessions waiver for non-profit operators
It has long been a source of frustration, time-consumption and cost for many NZRA members that they are required to obtain and pay for costly DoC concessions to provide Outdoor Education opportunities. This is despite the fact that schools undertaking similar or identical activities are not required to have a concession.
The position of NZRA on this issue is that non-profit organisations engaging in Outdoor Education for school-aged children should be exempt from DoC concession fees.
We have been engaging on a variety of fronts, including the DoC concession team through to the Minister of Sport and Recreation, on this issue. We will be raising it with the Minister of Conservation at our next meeting and will keep you updated.
To give us your views on this issue, contact our Advocacy Manager.
30 November 2018
I find it very disturbing everytime I find out that school kids outdoor ed programmes have been cancelled because of the consession fees and the expense that the application process involves (time, expertise,etc). These are special areas that we want kiwis (not just foreigners) to experience, DOC concession processes are road blocks to growing up our next generation...how can we expect them to value it if they can't experience it. Please continue your good work on this issue.