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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


ZIP Aerial Possum Control – Perth Valley non-toxic prefeed bait application – 24 June 2019

Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) intend to begin non-toxic prefeed baiting, via aerial application, at the Perth River valley in South Westland as part of Phase Two of their predator removal operation…READ MORE

South Westland pest control operations – 21 June 2019

DoC has informed us that they intend to conduct aerial pest control operations in the areas known as Abbey Rocks and the Mataketake, Whakapohai, Moeraki (MWM) from 1 July…READ MORE

Details of Firearms Buy-Back Scheme announced – 20 June 2019

The Government has announced details of the six-month buy-back and amnesty scheme…READ MORE

Applying for an endorsement and permit to possess prohibited items – 19 June 2019

Information from NZ Police regarding the application process for an endorsement and permit to possess prohibited items following the changes in firearms legislation since 12 April 2019…READ MORE

African Swine Fever – Biosecurity information for hunters – 19 June 2019

Important biosecurity information regarding African Swine Fever for hunters of wild pigs…READ MORE