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Better understanding the key to recreational access – 11 June 2019

WorkSafe NZs recent policy clarification regarding the Health and Safety at Work Act and the current Walking Access Act Review are timely initiatives that will help preserve New Zealanders access to recreational opportunities…READ MORE

Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ – 21 May 2019

A report claiming that Predator Free NZ could be derailed by conflict over how to maintain biodiversity should not discourage New Zealanders from getting involved in conservation, says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond… READ MORE

Game Animal Council welcomes private land exemption to Arms Bill – 10 April 2019

The Game Animal Council has welcomed the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee’s recommendation that an exemption be included in the Arms Amendment Bill to allow for the continued management of game animals on private land… READ MORE


Commencement of Awatere aerial possum control – 5 June 2019

Vector Free Marlborough Limited has advised us that it will be commencing the aerial application of toxic bait to the Upper Awatere South control area in Marlborough, from daylight on Saturday 8 June 2019…READ MORE

Review of Walking Access Act – 28 May 2019

MPI is reviewing the Walking Access Act.

It is important they hear from people interested in access to the outdoors. The Act is about increasing free access to tracks, trails and other areas for all sorts of recreation associated with walking – including hunting and fishing…READ MORE