Six vacancies on the Auckland conservation board need filling.
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson is asking people to stand for the board and make a difference in their community.
"Preserving our conservation estate is the responsibility of all New Zealanders, not just the government," Ms Wilkinson says.
"Members of local conservation boards get to have a say to help protect their local conservation assets for future generations."
She says appointees must have a genuine and proven interest in conservation and preference will be given to those who live within the board area.
Nominations close on January 25.
Appointments will take effect from July 1, 2013, for a term of up to three years.
Visit conservation boards.org.nz for more information.
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