Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


DOC confirms new structure


DOC confirms new structure


The Department of Conservation says additional funding has enabled it to build more than 60 additional frontline roles into the new structure it is adopting to deliver conservation.

DOC has been consulting with its approximately 1800 staff since first proposing changes for its operational arm over a month ago. Today it outlined the department’s final decisions to staff around the country.

Deputy Director-General Doris Johnston says the simpler regional structure and strengthened field teams will enable DOC to continue with its own work and also develop new conservation partnerships with others.

Doris Johnston says the new structure will streamline the department’s current 11 Conservancy districts into six new conservation delivery regions.

It will also create two distinct teams across the country: one focused on delivering DOC’s recreation, historic and biodiversity field work; and another working to develop new conservation initiatives in partnership with other organisations.

Doris Johnston says Budget funding announced last week has enabled an additional 41 field-based ranger roles and 22 visitor information and support positions to be added to local offices.

Details of the new structure and how it translates into local office teams will be available from midday on DOC’s website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/docchanges

Doris Johnston says the final structure has 72 fewer full time roles across the country than is currently the case. This is largely the result of changes to local management structures where two management layers are replaced by one, supported by senior rangers.

Doris Johnston says the new structure will take effect in September and DOC will be working with affected staff over coming months on options such as redeployment, relocation or redundancy.


–Ends–

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news