Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ

NZ Game Animal Council

Media Statement

 

21 May 2019

Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ

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. 

GAC submission on Enduring Stewardship of Crown Pastoral Land

The Game Animal Council has considerable expertise on game animal management and hunting both amongst Council members and within the wider hunting sector. The GAC offers its expertise and advice to the Commissioner on any aspects of access across CPL, policy formulation, consents for managing game animals or other hunting related matters.

Private land exemption welcomed

NZ Game Animal Council
Media Statement

10 April 2019

Game Animal Council welcomes private land exemption to Arms Bill

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.

GAC Submission: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill

 

The Game Animal Council (GAC), established under the Game Animal Council Act 2013, is a statutory organisation with responsibilities for, inter alia, representing game animal hunters, and advising on and managing aspects of game animal hunting. Game animals are feral pigs, chamois, tahr, and all species of deer.

Arms Amendment Bill - Media Statement

NZ Game Animal Council
Media Statement

2 April 2019

 

Arms Amendment Bill will not significantly impact recreational hunting

The Arms Amendment Bill announced by the Government contains provisions to allow for the continuation of recreational and commercial hunting of large game animals, according to Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond.  

Changes to firearms

As of 3pm 21 March 2019 changes have been made by a Parliamentry "Order in Council" to ensure the immediate safety and peace of mind of New Zealand communities.

Follow the links below to find out what you need to know

Changes to firearms

Firearms changes FAQs

MSSA’s unnecessary for recreational hunting

NZ Game Animal Council
Media Statement

20 March 2019

 

MSSA’s unnecessary for recreational hunting

“The conversation New Zealand is now having regarding the use of military-style semi-automatic firearms (MSSA’s) is important and the Game Animal Council wishes to clarify several aspects in relation to their use for hunting game animals,” says Chair Don Hammond.  

Responsible tahr management can benefit everyone

NZ Game Animal Council

Media Statement

5 March 2019

Responsible tahr management can benefit everyone

“The resumption of DoC’s Himalayan Tahr control work will naturally have recreational hunters feeling nervous,” says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond.

Predator control funding welcomed

NZ Game Animal Council

Media Statement

19 February 2019

 

Predator control funding welcomed

News that the Government is investing nearly $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund into innovative predator control methods so as to reduce the reliance on 1080 is a major step in the right direction, says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond.

The use of 1080 is a necessity in some situations, however it is extremely divisive amongst New Zealanders.

Wanaka Helicopter Crash

19 October 2018

Press Release

Wanaka helicopter crash

A helicopter crash near Wanaka has claimed the lives of pilot Nick Wallis and Department of Conservation staff Paul Hondelink and Scott Theobold.

These men have made a huge contribution to conservation over an extended period. We thank them for all they have done and recognise the enormous gaps their departure will create.

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