Clare Lenihan (LLB. MusB)

Environmental & Public Law Barrister


Articles & Presentations

NZLS Paper Co-governance April 2013

This paper examines the meaning of terms “co-governance” and “co-management” and then notes some:

  • examples of statutory co-governance in the Treaty area,
  • statutory vehicles for co-governance/joint management,
  • examples of collaboration in the public sector,


  • looks at the imperative to “do more with less” in the changing environment of the Department of Conservation
  • look at some emerging practical examples of non-statutory co-governance in the context of in the Department of Conservation – from the ground up
  • considers the ramifications of accountability by virtue of increased co-governance and suggests issues to consider.