Notice is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 7(1) of the Tītī (Muttonbird) Regulations 1978, the annual permit day meeting will be held at Murihiku Marae, Tramway Road, Invercargill, on Saturday 13 February 2016 commencing at 10 am.

All permit applications should be in writing on forms obtained from the secretary, and forwarded to the Rakiura Tītī Committee either at the address below by 4pm on Friday 5 February, 2016 or to the secretary’s email address. Late permit applications are to be handed in prior to the meeting commencing at 10 am.

Any nominations for committee members are to be put in writing and received or handed in at the meeting before 10am. No nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Please note that supervisors from the 2015 tītī season will not be automatically rolled over into this role for the 2016 tītī season. Therefore, any person who wishes to be considered for a supervisors role, on any individual Beneficial Tītī Island manu, needs to ensure that the person or persons nominating them are present at the meeting as their nominations maybe declined if they are absent.

Lastly, the Rakiura Tītī Committee would like to remind all birders of their obligations under Appendix 8 – Extract from Food & Drugs Regulations 1973, The Department of Health. An excerpt is as follows:

  • (d) The grade of mutton birds…
  • “A” grade being mutton birds having a dressed weight of not less than 400 gms (14oz)
  • “B” grade being mutton birds have a dressed weight of less than 400 gms (14oz) but no less than 250 gms (9oz).

(Note: Mutton birds described as tītī puku do not have to be graded).

Copies of this appendix will be available at the meeting.

Any queries regarding this notice may be directed to: Tina Mitchell, secretary, Rakiura Tītī Committee,
C/- 150 Bourke Street, Invercargill 9810. Email [email protected] or phone 027 525 7055.