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New firearms legislation comes into effect

The new legislation enabling firearm licence holders applying for a new licence to continue to lawfully possess and use firearms has received royal assent and came into effect on 29 November 2022…READ MORE

Submission on the Arms (Licence Holders’ Applications for New Licences) Amendment Bill

The GAC’s submission on legislation allowing firearm licence holders to continue to lawfully possess and use firearms while their renewal application for a licence is processed…READ MORE

New firearms legislation will relieve stress on hunters

New legislation that will enable firearm licence holders to continue to lawfully possess and use firearms while their renewal application for a licence is being processed, will relieve the stress on the hunting community caused by the current application backlog, says the Game Animal Council…READ MORE

Consultation on proposed regulations to support the new Firearms Registry

GAC submission on regulations to support the new firearms registry, including how to make compliance as simple as possible…READ MORE

National Aerial Operations Plan 2023 (OSPRI)

GAC submission on OSPRI’s National Aerial Operations Plan 2023, including advocacy for the use of mitigation measures to limit the impact on game animals…READ MORE

Proposed new regulations and standards supporting the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Act 2022

A submission on the potential impact administration of the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Act 2022 could have on the hunting sector or effective management of game animals…READ MORE

Rangitahi-Molesworth Management Plan

The GAC’s submission on the Rangitahi Molesworth Recreation Reserve Conservation Management Plan Review…READ MORE

Introducing Te Ara ki Mua

A framework for adaptive management of wild goats, deer, wild pigs, tahr, and chamois…READ MORE