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Arms Legislation Bill requires significant improvement – 23 October 2019

The Game Animal Council (GAC) has appeared before Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee to outline significant issues with the Arms Legislation Bill…READ MORE

Game Animal Council supports new tahr plan – 10 September 2019

The Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2019-2020, which runs until 30 June 2020, has been released by the Department of Conservation…READ MORE

New Game Animal Councillors – 13 August 2019

Sharon Salmons, Tim Gale and Steve McFall have all been appointed by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage to serve on the Council until November 2021…READ MORE


Makarora 1080 Operation – 14 October

DoC have informed us that an aerial 1080 operation in the Makarora, Wilkin, Young, Blue, Cameron and Fish Valleys within Mt Aspiring National Park will occur on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October (weather permitting)…READ MORE

Guidance for Organisations on form submissions on Arms Legislation Bill – 26 September 2019

Submissions are now open on the Arms Legislation Bill. The following information has been prepared by the Office of the Clerk to assist organisations who may facilitate form submissions…READ MORE

Routeburn, Caples, Dart 1080 operation using deer repellent – 19 September 2019

DoC have confirmed that an aerial application of poison cereal baits containing 1080 will occur in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys on Friday 20 September. The bait will include deer repellent as per the negotiated agreement with GAC and the NZDA…READ MORE

Aerial possum control – Clarence Valley – 23 July 2019

Vector Free Marlborough Limited will be commencing the aerial application of 1080 bait to the Clarence Valley control area in Marlborough, from daylight on Wednesday 24th July 2019…READ MORE