Consultation on new firearms regulations

Recently legislated changes to the Arms Act come into force on 24 June 2021 and require a number of regulatory changes to determine how they work in practice. This is your chance to have your say on them…READ MORE

Proposal for a Sika Research and Adaptive Management Model Kaimanawa & Kaweka Forest Parks

This proposal is to develop a collaborative, science-based research and adaptive management model for Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks that will address some of the unwanted sika impacts and provide for a higher-quality, lower-density hunting resource…READ MORE

Tahr monitoring alert – MU’s 1 and 3

From now until early May, DOC is using helicopters to gather data on tahr populations on public conservation land within the South Rakaia-Rangitata and Gammack-Two Thumb Management Units…READ MORE

New firearms laws and what they mean

In June 2020, the Arms Act was significantly amended. Some of the changes to the Arms Act will come into effect immediately. Others will come into force in six months – December 2020, some in 12 months (June 2021), some in two years (June 2022) and the final provisions – the registry – in three years…READ MORE

Hunters urged to use Tahr Returns App

With the tahr rut upon us and people heading back into the hills following the COVID-19 lockdown the Game Animal Council is encouraging tahr hunters to make use of the new Tahr Returns App…READ MORE

businesses: COVID-19 support

The Government has announced a $12.1 billion support package to assist New Zealanders and businesses get through…More information on the package and how to access it is available here