Department of Conservation staff have been told further job
losses are possible as it enters another round of
In March, staff are to receive a restructuring document
outlining the detail of the changes, Doc spokesman Rory
Newsam said yesterday.
Just before Christmas, staff were told the department did not
yet know the extent of any job losses.
''We will be looking at all areas of our delivery operations
to see what efficiencies we can find before we consider staff
or location changes - but we can't rule out job losses.
''The development of the new business model for conservation
delivery may also result in changes to roles and the
structure of operations teams.''
Doc plans to partner more with business, private landowners,
the community, iwi and local government.
''If we are to work through partnerships, we need to
reorganise our business around that new ambition and new way
of working. The state of our natural environment makes that
A recruitment freeze on operations staff introduced last
month would continue until the restructuring concluded in
July. Since 2011, about 120 Doc jobs have been lost.