Otago & Southland Film permitting agencies Christmas closure dates

Posted Tuesday 07 Dec 2021

Otago & Southland Film permitting agencies Christmas closure dates

To help with planning your shoots over the next month or so, here are the holiday hours for these organisations.

The Film Offices and Councils will be closed from Friday 24 December 2021.
The Film Queenstown Lakes office and Film Dunedin offices will re-open on Wednesday 5 January 2022 for enquiries and other support, but processing of film permits will not resume until Monday 10 January 2022.

The standard timeframe for processing might also take longer after the break, so if you have projects planned for filming in January, you are advised to get your permits in to be processed before the break to ensure approval before your shoot dates.

Central Otago District Council:
Service Centres: Closed at 3pm on Thursday 23 December, re-opened 8.30am on Wednesday 5 January. Planning and Building: Consents will be received up to 23 December and recommence on 5 January 2022. (NB the statutory clock stops on 20 December and restarts on 10 January 2022).

Waitaki District Council:
Closed on Friday 24 December at midday and re-opened on Monday 10 January 2022.

Invercargill City Council:
Closed from from 24 December to 10 January 2022.

Department of Conservation (national parks, conservation and heritage land):
The Department’s processing period for statutory work pauses 20 December - 10 January. No processing of concessions will be undertaken during this time.
Colliers (permits for LINZ lakebeds and riverbeds):
Closed from Thursday December 23 2021 and back in the office Monday January 10 2022 (inclusive).

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ - permits for Pastoral Land):
Closed from 5pm on Friday 24 December 2021 and re-opened on Wednesday 5 January 2022.