The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has responsibility for implementing and enforcing the Forests Act 1949 (the Act). Under the Act, MPI regulates the milling and export of swamp kauri. Swamp kauri, which is also known as ancient kauri, is kauri timber that has been buried and preserved in what used to be swamps for anywhere between 800 and 60,000 years. Responsibility for managing its extraction rests with councils under the Resource Management Act. This report summarises MPI’s regulatory activities in the third quarter of 2015 (1 July 2015–30 September 2015).
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