A few months ago I was surprised to learn I’d been appointed to the Otago Conservation Board, a statutory body. This had quite a flow to it so I decided it must have meant to be!
The first thought I had was “goodness, Otago is a really large and diverse place”. For it spans east west from the sea in the east of the South Island that hosts a very wonderful bunch of species, to the very large and extensive mountains including Mt Aspiring National Park, with the brown (now turning green), of Central Otago in-between.
If you’d like to understand more about the role 15 such boards have in New Zealand Conservation then >> What conservation boards do